Opportunity to Provide Input on Master Plan for the Northville Downs Property.

By | January 9, 2021
Take the survey to help update 3 subareas in the Master Plan
The City wants your perspective on how to define development goals for three key areas of Northville: Cady St., the Racetrack and S. Center St. Developers want to transform this prominent, desirable land into homes, apartments, retail space and mixed-use buildings in the years ahead. What should it look like?
The second survey, open through Jan. 31, will help consolidate public input into how this desirable section of town should grow and prosper. The shared vision derived from public input measures will become the blueprint for how the City wants development to occur as the Planning Commission revises these subareas of the Master Plan.
When completed, the data and comments will be combined with results from the first survey and public comments obtained during open houses, via emails and letters, and at Planning Commission meetings.
This survey is more detailed than the first one and asks questions about difficult choices often encountered when planning for future growth. It explores each of the subareas with questions about many topics, including building height, density, walkability, and parks – not just green space but also the concept of integrating retail and event vendors along a common public area, such as a riverwalk. It also addresses limitations, such as the flood plain around the Downs, and the fact that development must be profitable for the developer/builder.
The survey was drafted by the Public Input Subcommittee and Carlisle Wortman Associates, and includes suggestions from the full Planning Commission as well as public comment. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
This will be the last formal opportunity for residents and others vested in the future of Northville to provide input into these three subareas before the Master Plan revision is drafted, noted Public Input Subcommittee Member Donna Tinberg.
Click here for the link to the survey. If you can’t complete the survey online, please contact the City manager’s office for a paper copy.
When the survey concludes, CWA will consolidate the responses, find themes within the open-ended questions, and present results to the subcommittee and Planning Commission, which may accept those findings or draw different conclusions. Initial data is expected to be released about four to six weeks after the survey closes.
Take the survey here.