2010 Livingston County Comprehensive Plan
A comprehensive plan, also called a 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 comprehensive plan is always a lengthy process requiring input and information from many people, groups, and sources.
To guide the coordinated, orderly, and well-balanced development of the County that is a result of new growth, and to advise the County’s twenty local units of government of Countywide interests and goals.
Intended to assist local units of government in the preparation of their own plans and ordinances by providing a broader perspective and clearly stating the goals and policies of the County.
We use this Plan while reviewing local text and map changes, and encourages the local units to do the same.
2017 Livingston 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
2018-2023 County Capital Improvement Plan
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 longterm
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.
2013 Grand River Ave. 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.