In 2020, 20 facilitators, hired by the City, hosted a variety of meetings to discuss the future of Grand Rapids and how the Community Master Plan (CMP) can better represent and serve its residents. The facilitators were individual community members and representatives from community organizations.
This pre-planning phase of the CMP process gathered information from the community on the successes of the 2002 Master Plan and sought information on where improvements could be made.
Community Input Phase
The 2002 Master Plan contained common themes such as improvements to neighborhoods, business districts, transportation and culture.
In the coming months, a Steering Committee of community representatives and an external consultant will coordinate a robust, inclusive community engagement campaign to develop the new CMP.
The process will help build community consensus and establish a vision for the city's growth and development over the next 20 years.