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Public hearings on medical marihuana facilities ordinances May 3 and May 29
May 2, 2018

The City Commission is seeking public input on the draft ordinances regarding the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMMFLA). These ordinances would “opt in” to the state law allowing medical marihuana facilities to operate within the City of Mt. Pleasant subject to certain limitations.

City to hold third Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant; now accepting applications
January 4, 2018

The third Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant (CAMP) is now accepting applications.

City to present draft character-based zoning code on July 27
July 6, 2017

The City will present a draft of the proposed character-based zoning code to the public on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The project consultant, Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative (TPUDC), will introduce the new code and kick-off a four-week period for public review and comment. The presentation will air on Channel 188 and will be available on the City's YouTube page.

Ad-Hoc Committee develops draft recommendation for medical marihuana facility regulations; Town Hall meeting set for June
June 13, 2017

The City’s Ad-Hoc Committee on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMMFLA) has developed a draft recommendation on the suggested parameters and elements to include in a draft ordinance(s) regulating the five facility types created under the MMMFLA: Provisioning Centers, Processors, Safety Compliance Facilities, Secure Transporters, and Growers. A Town Hall meeting will be held at City Hall on Monday, June 19 for the community to offer feedback on the draft recommendation. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

President of Strong Towns to speak in Mt. Pleasant
March 28, 2017

Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, a national nonprofit working to strengthen financial resilience in America's towns and cities, will lead a series of activities in the City of Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, April 13. During this interactive event, participants will learn Strong Towns’ principles of financial solvency, incremental development, local economic growth and bottom-up activism as they apply to the City of Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding region.

Volunteers needed for Timber Town 2.0 community build in May
March 23, 2017

The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking volunteers for the construction and installation of the Timber Town 2.0 playscape at Island Park.

City to hold second Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant; now accepting applications
January 4, 2017

The second Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant (CAMP) is now accepting applications. Presented by the City of Mt. Pleasant, the academy is designed to engage members of the community motivated to expand their knowledge of the structure and functions of the local government.

City reminds residents of overnight parking laws
November 22, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant is reminding residents of the following overnight parking regulations:

Reimagine Downtown Mt. Pleasant at Aug. 4 commercial property open house
July 25, 2016

Potential commercial property buyers and lessors are invited to see Mt. Pleasant’s “Downtown Reimagined” on Aug. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. Hosted by downtown Mt. Pleasant, this real estate open house will showcase commercial properties of all sizes currently available for redevelopment. Featured spaces will be open for tours and city staff will be present to answer questions about zoning, building codes, and state and local incentives.

Reminder: City to host community workshop on April 18 regarding future of Mt. Pleasant Center property
April 15, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant will host a community workshop on Monday, April 18, to generate ideas for the future development of the Mt. Pleasant Center property.

City of Mt. Pleasant to host presentation on potential Ann Arbor to Traverse City passenger rail service
November 17, 2015

On Monday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m., Jim Bruckbauer of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities will lead a community presentation at Mt. Pleasant City Hall on the Groundwork Center’s plans to explore a potential passenger train connection between Ann Arbor and Traverse City with Mt. Pleasant as a prospective stop along the route.

City introduces Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant; now accepting applications
October 26, 2015

The inaugural Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant is now accepting applications.

Open houses planned for proposed Zoning Ordinance changes
December 6, 2013

Two open houses have been planned to provide members of the public with information on potential amendment to the Zoning Ordinance relating to rehabilitation and redevelopment of housing in the area on either side of S. Washington Street and S. Main Street between Bellows and High Streets.

Demolition work on Mt. Pleasant Center property to begin November 18
November 14, 2013

Hazardous material abatement and demolition will soon begin on the former Mt. Pleasant Regional Center as the City of Mt. Pleasant takes yet another step in getting the land ready for future redevelopment.

New Mission Street grid street complete
August 19, 2013

A major step has been taken in making one of our City’s busiest streets safer and more accessible.

Capital Improvement Plan prioritizes sidewalk gap completion for 2014
June 11, 2013

Nominating Petitions for the office of City Commissioner are available at the office of the City Clerk.

City to host community open house April 23
April 12, 2013

City residents and other community members have an opportunity to provide input on the City’s Master Plan update and the results of the Mt. Pleasant Center Highest and Best Use Study at a community open house April 23.

Three Mount Pleasant property owners with Community Improvement Awards
April 11, 2013

Three property owners in the City of Mount Pleasant have been recognized for making substantial improvements to their properties in 2012.

Vision of Mt. Pleasant Center property development delayed
November 12, 2012

Release of the highest and best use study results on the Mt. Pleasant Center property, which was projected to take place earlier this fall, is being prolonged in order to allow for further research.

Side streets proposed to minimize Mission traffic
The Morning Sun - October 25, 2012

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