Four Recreation Plans Adopted

WUPPDR assisted five local governments with developing four updated five-year recreation plans effective from 2018 through 2022: Baraga County Gogebic County Village of L’Anse & L’Anse Township (jointly) Osceola Township The plans establish communities’ and counties’ recreation goals, objectives, and planned projects over the next five years. A Michigan Department of Natural Resources-approved recreation plan is required […]

Village of Calumet Master Plan Draft Available for Review

The Village of Calumet has prepared a draft master plan and released it for a public comment period of at least 63 days. Click here to review the plan Any comments can be sent to Joe Snow, Village Administrator, at manager@villageofcalumet.com.   WUPPDR has posted this notice as a courtesy and had no direct role in developing […]

Community Solar Planning

What is Community Solar? Communities are pursuing renewable energy to access environmentally sustainable, and increasingly a more affordable, source of electricity.  The use of solar technologies, which convert sunlight into electricity, is increasing as its costs decline and sustainable energy sources become a priority for communities.  Even in the Upper Peninsula, with our long, snow […]

L’Anse Village and Township Recreation Survey Available

The Village and township of L’Anse are working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update their joint five-year recreation plan. The recreation plan will help guide improvements to the area’s recreation facilities and sites, and will ensure that the township and village are eligible for certain grants from the Michigan […]

Baraga County Recreation Survey Available

Baraga County is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update its five year recreation plan. In addition to guiding improvements to the county’s recreation facilities and sites, the plan will ensure the county is eligible for certain grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Members of the […]

Gogebic County Recreation Survey Available

Gogebic County is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update its five-year recreation plan. In addition to guiding improvements to the county’s recreation facilities and sites, the plan will ensure the county is eligible for certain grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Members of the public […]

Bates Township Proposed Master Plan Available for Review

Bates Township Master Plan Proposed Bates Township has developed a proposed Master Plan to guide long-term growth and development of the community. The plan, which is in draft status, includes components related to land use and zoning, public facilities and services, economic development, and recreation. Strategies address areas of concern such as land use, blight, […]

2017 Western Upper Regional Prosperity Initiative Funded

2017 Western Upper Peninsula Regional Prosperity Initiative Funded The fourth year of the Western U.P. Regional Prosperity Initiative has been funded and is now underway. The Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI) was begun by the State of Michigan in 2014 as a means to encourage regional collaboration of organizations in a time of dwindling resources, overlapping […]

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Available for Review

WUPPDR has completed a draft of the five-year update of the Western U.P. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the years 2017 to 2022. The document is available here for a 30-day review period: WUPPDR 2017-2022 CEDS Draft for Public Review Comments will be accepted in writing until Sunday, April 16, 2017 and must be submitted […]

Portage Township Recreation Survey

You can take the Portage Township Recreation survey by clicking here or copying & pasting this URL to your web browser:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PortageTWPRecreation