See the City of Luna Pier's new Master Plan Slide Show!
734-848-6495 ext. 202
Normal Office Hours:
Wed. 7:30 AM - 4 PM
Fri. 7:30 - 9:30 AM
Michael Cohen- Chairperson
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
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.