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Building / Zoning Official Minimize

Michael Demski 

734-848-6495 ext. 202

Normal Office Hours:

Wed. 7:30 AM - 4 PM

Fri. 7:30 - 9:30 AM

 
Master Plan Information Minimize

The City of Luna Pier Master Plan, adopted in 2010, continues to be the guiding document for past and future developments for the City of Luna Pier.   The Master Plan, adopted in 2010, centers around the transformation of the City both before and after the closing of the J.R Whiting Power Generating Facility which will occur in April 2016.   To compensate for this drastic reduction in the tax base of the City, City Leaders have had to make plans to transform the City to a placemaking community in order to attract developers and visitors to invest in the City and to create a place that visitors and future visitors will return over and over and participate in the economic revival of the City.  

The first project that resulted from the Master Plan was the construction of the Luna Pier Light House Project built in 2012-2013 with a grant from the State of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund in the amount of $460,000.   The second project to be completed was the improvements to Lakewood Avenue  that included the reconstruction of Lakewood Avenue  with funding from MDOT’s Major Street funding.

The next project is the projected renovation of Luna Pier Road from Harold Drive East to the Lighthouse with funding from Michigan Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternative Program for streetscape renovations and upgrades and a complete resurfacing of Luna Pier Road with funding from the City’s Major Street Fund.  The City will be required to match up to $130,000 from local funds for the streetscape renovations.  

These projects will be the impetus for future commercial investment in the City in order to add to the tax base and increase revenue to the City.  These revenue increases will be used to restore services that had to be reduced or eliminated because of the massive reduction the City’s tax base as a result of the closure of the J.R. Whiting Plant.

Without  the vision of the Master Planning that was done in 2009-2010 these projects may not have been possible.   With the plan in place the City becomes eligible for outside funding that may not have been available to them otherwise.

 
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Zoning Board of Appeals Minimize

Board Members:

Michael Cohen- Chairperson

Richard Russell

Ric Murray

Polly Fredericks

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