City of Ishpeming revamping Master Plan with more community input

MARQUETTE — The city of Ishpeming is using more community input to update their Master Plan.

In a workshop held earlier tonight, citizens gave input about their concerns about the direction of their city.

This master plan differs from the last one that was adopted, as it stresses direct feedback from citizens, a user–friendly format, and a focus on community involvement.

“Community input is important because we want the plan to reflect the desires of the people who live here,” said Lindsay Bean, city councilmember for Ishpeming. “The plan is for those people, it’s for this community, so it should be developed with the input of that community.”

The meeting tonight featured a presentation by Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development, or CUPPAD, who provided insight on the statistical trends in Ishpeming, to be used in the construction of the master plan.

There will be additional workshops in the future, however they will each be focused explicitly on specific issues and topics.

For now, the tentative completion date for the new master plan is sometime in the beginning of 2021.