2021 Master Plan Update
People choose Orion Township for many reasons, including the Township’s ideal location in southeast Michigan and northern Oakland County, beautiful neighborhoods, access to parks and trails, lakes and natural resources, great schools, and access to quality goods and services - and much more. It’s Where Living is a Vacation. What else brings people to Orion Township? What can Orion Township do to preserve and enhance features that make the community livable and productive, while managing and guiding development and redevelopment that meets the diverse needs of current and future residents and businesses? Orion Township will be asking these questions and more as it prepares a new Orion Township Master Plan.
We are really looking forward to listening to ideas, comments, observations, and other thoughts from the community. We encourage everyone to participate in as many ways as possible so your voice is heard regarding the future of land use and development in the Township.What is a Master Plan?
A Master Plan is a big-picture, long-range document that guides policy and decision-making about how land in the Township is used for housing, transportation, commerce, and recreation. Throughout 2021, the Township’s Planning and Zoning Department, Planning Commission, and planning consultants, Giffels Webster, will work together to understand current demographics, economics, and how our land is currently used, and then explore trends and projections on how Orion Township’s population and marketplace may change over the next 10-20 years. With public input and the guidance of Orion Township leaders and staff, the Township will revisit the goals and objectives of previous planning documents to see if they are still in alignment with the collective vision for the future and identify appropriate land use strategies that support current and future residents and businesses. Most importantly, the 2021 Plan will include implementation strategies that the Township can use to achieve the vision of the plan.
Ways to Get Involved
To encourage community input on what should be preserved and enhanced, as well as how the Township can continue to improve, Orion Township is using a variety of methods aimed at people of all ages.
- Master Plan Open House - hosted by the Planning Commission, the public open house is scheduled for May 18, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall. This will be an excellent opportunity for interested residents, business owners, and other community members to share ideas on the draft Master Plan.