County Master Plan (Approved October 2018)
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master plan is a blueprint for the future. The plan looks at the current state of a unit of government, where it has been, and where it would like to go in the future. That unit of government, whether local, county, or regional, uses the plan to guide decisions affecting land use, such as infrastructure improvements or the preservation of open space, to name two of many. Preparing a master plan is always a lengthy process requiring input and information from many people, groups, and sources.
The Livingston County Master Plan
is a web-based plan that contains many web links of current
Trends and provides numerous
Best Practices examples from local municipalities, our region, our State and throughout the US, and is intended to be used by local cities, villages and townships during the formation or revision of their own plans, maps, and ordinances. To be fully effective, this plan must be viewed and utilized digitally, although the plan can be downloaded and printed by the user. Any information found in the Livingston County Master Plan is meant to be duplicated in local planning and zoning documents.
DRAFT- 2019-2023 Livingston County Parks and Open Space Plan
This 2019 – 2023 Livingston County Parks & Open Space Plan represents an update to the 2012 – 2017 Livingston County Parks & Open Space Plan. The jurisdiction of this recreation plan is Livingston County, specifically Livingston County government owned park land. The plan is not intended to plan for the recreation needs of the local units of government in Livingston County, as more than half of the County’s twenty (20) local units of government have individual park plans addressing parks, recreation, trails, and open space in their jurisdiction.
The purpose of this plan is to guide the parks, open space and recreation decision-making of Livingston County government over the next five years. This plan follows the format required by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in their publication entitled Guidelines For The Development Of Community Park, Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plans.
2019-2024 County Capital Improvement Plan
2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan Approved
Livingston County’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) is a planning tool, with a goal to identify and schedule capital improvements annually over a six-year period. The CIP is an opportunity to formulate strategic long term policy decisions that extends beyond the current budget year. The CIP helps track multi-year projects that may require planning, design, land acquisition and construction. The projects identified in the CIP represent the Livingston County’s plan to serve residents and anticipate the needs of a growing and dynamic community.
The general characteristics of most capital items for county budgeting/programming purposes are:
a) Large in size
b) Proportionally large in cost (in excess of $50,000)
d) Lengthy in duration (useful life greater than three years)
All projects included within the County CIP are reviewed and a call for new projects is made annually.
2017 County Hazard Mitigation Plan
Livingston County is vulnerable to multiple hazards including those caused by the natural environment, technology and humans.
The ability of a community to respond effectively to hazards before they cause a disaster, depends largely on actions or mitigation measures taken before a disaster occurs.
Mitigative measures are actions of a long term, permanent nature that reduce the actual or potential risk of loss of life or property from a hazardous event.
This Hazard Mitigation Plan coordinates these actions for all 20 local units of government in Livingston County.
2013 Grand River Avenue - Access Management Study
Grand River Avenue is classified as an arterial highway that links the communities of Brighton, Brighton Township, Genoa Township, Green Oak Charter Township, Oceola Township, Howell, and Howell Township in Livingston County in their business, educational, social and recreational activities. The corridor is characterized by growing traffic congestion, increasing safety concerns and continued commercial, industrial, residential, and office development of land adjacent to the corridor. A majority of the congestion and crashes experienced along the corridor can be attributed to traffic conflicts associated with the location of driveways. Increasing traffic volumes and development plans threaten to worsen existing problems.
Therefore, the corridor communities along with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Livingston County Road Commission (LCRC), and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) have developed the Grand River Access Management Plan.
This plan provides a cooperative and coordinated approach to access for planned and existing development along the corridor.