Master Plan of Policies

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The Master Plan of Policies is a roadmap for Detroit’s future. It evaluates where we are now, what we hope to be, and what policies and actions are needed to achieve a shared vision for our future. This document has not been comprehensively updated since 2009. The City looks very different than it did in 2009 and faces very different challenges than it did then. As a result, City Council tasked the Planning and Development Department with completing a Master Plan Update beginning in 2024. 

Why is the Master Plan Important to Me?  

For residents, the Master Plan gives voice to your hopes and concerns for Detroit’s future and prioritizes the actions you would like the City to take to address them.  

For community organizations, agencies, and institutions, it will help your leadership identify and work towards mutually supportive goals.  

For businesses and developers, it articulates where and how the City will support economic growth.  

For the City, it aligns strategic decision-making about when, where, and how investments, capital improvements, and department initiatives will be implemented with the Plan’s vision. 

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MasterPlan Banner - Upcoming meetings
Community involvement is pivotal to the success of the Master Plan. Get started by attending one of our virtual kick-off meetings in March.  

Zoom Virtual Meeting Information is the same for all meetings:  

Call-In Number: (312) 626-6799  Meeting ID: 929 4557 2636 

Virtual Kick-Off Meeting Schedule

  • Project Kick-Off: District 4 DON Mtg. - March 19, 2024 @ 5:00 PM
  • Project Kick-Off: District 5 DON Mtg. - March 20, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
  • Project Kick-Off: District 6 DON Mtg. - March 21, 2024 @ 5:00 PM
  • Project Kick-Off: District 3 DON Mtg. - March 26, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
  • Project Kick-Off: District 7 DON Mtg. - March 27, 2024 @ 5:00 PM
  • Project Kick-Off: District 1 DON Mtg. - March 28, 2024 @ 5:30 PM
  • Project Kick-Off: District 2 DON Mtg. - April 9, 2024 @ 6:00 PM


master plan timeline updated march 2024