The last vision: Manistee Township

We headed south for the last of the Lakes to Land visioning sessions, wrapping up alongside the river at Manistee Township Hall where 59 citizens came out to talk about their community’s future. Their top priority was the health of the only lake in the township, Bar Lake, followed by commercial development and business on US-31 and a reduction in regulations. Click below to read the full summary, and stop by the Manistee page to see a gallery of photos from the session and read a little of the township’s history.

Visioning Summary: Manistee


The last vision: Manistee Township — 5 Comments

  1. Re: Manistee Township followup for health of Bar Lake – the
    Township’s only lake. Anything happening

  2. Hi, Fay! The writing of the master plan is underway now, so the best way to keep up with the progress is to drop in at a Manistee Twp. Planning Commission meeting on the first Thursday of the month (7 pm at the Manistee Twp Hall at 410 Holden). So far, the conversations have been focused on establishing goals and producing an updated Existing Land Use map. Thanks for checking in!

  3. Leah, I’m still interested in the master planning process. Would you please email me a copy of the proposed goals of the plan that have been developed so far. It might be a good idea to post these on the website so that all the folks who attended the visioning meeting can be kept up to speed and add comments or ideas for our Planning Commission. I’m sure the input would be appreciated. Unfortunately I have been unable to attend the meetings. I’m sure some o our “snowbirds” would appreciate the info as well. Thanks, Linda

  4. I was delighted to see that the clean up of Bar Lake was prioritized in the visioning summary. Where can one find information regarding the master plan and stay apprised of progress?

  5. Hi, Steve! Thanks for reaching out. As of this writing, the Township has decided not to proceed with the update to the Master Plan. More information may be available by contacting Planning Commission chair Jack Dinsen at 231-723-9817.