Jackson Master Plan

Welcome to the

Jackson Community Master Plan

Jackson Master PlanThe Jackson City Planning Commission adopted its new Community Master Plan in May 2016. 

We always said it was no ordinary master plan – and we were right! In September 2016, the Michigan Association of Planning honored the Jackson: Next Community Master Plan with the prestigious Daniel Burnham Excellence Award for a Comprehensive Plan. Jurors appreciated the plan’s use of assets, history, and detailed analysis at all scales, and “strategies for all components of the community to be planned for their best use in the future.” Read the rest here: Jackson: Next Award Letter.

Our next Jackson is right around the corner: vibrant neighborhoods, reinvigorated growth, new retail business, exciting entertainment, and an array of transportation options to take us there.

With your help, we have described this new vision and set out the way forward in the Jackson Community Master Plan. Click on the cover to the left to read the roadmap to prosperity and success that was developed with input from every corner of the City.



Wait, what's a master plan? Why do we need one? Who writes it? How do I get my two cents in?


A new paradigm for a new economy:

Community development = Economic development


Some we wrote, some we refer to, some are just good reads.


The city of Jackson wants YOU. Email us, stop by a meeting, chat with your neighbors.