ALPENA -The Alpena Planning Commission finished reviewing the sections of the current comprehensive plan that need adjusting in order for a new one to be put in place next year.
Now it will be up to the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments to put the information together, add some more geographical data, and have it approved by Alpena Municipal Council.
Greg Sundin, city planning and development director, said discussion about housing capped off some minor changes to many things vital to the city moving forward.
"This was the last of our subsections of the plan where we looked at housing commercial and industrial development, environment, natural resources, and so on," Sundin said. "We set goals, objectives and strategies, and we have gone through them and made the changes. Now we will take all of that and compile the information to NEMCOG, because they will reformat the plan with the changes. They will repackage it and totally revamp the demographic because we have had a new census since the last plan was done, plus the economic sections, which has changed quite a bit."
NEMCOG also will gain information from people in the area via an online survey, which will be on the city's website once it is complete and presented to the planning commission. The city is going to pay NEMCOG $7,200 for the work it will do on the comprehensive plan.
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