Master Plan Background
State requirements mandate that the City of Midland review, and update as necessary, the city’s Master Plan at least every 5 years after its adoption. In keeping with this requirement, the City of Midland Planning Commission initiated a review of the Master Plan in October 2011 and spent the next several months reviewing the document on a chapter by chapter basis. This process resulted in a draft Master Plan that was forwarded to Midland City Council and approved for public distribution on October 15, 2012.
Following public open houses in January of 2013, a public hearing before the Planning Commission on January 8, 2013, and further City Council review on January 21, 2013, the revised Master Plan was adopted by the City of Midland Planning Commission on January 22, 2013.
As adopted, the Master Plan is used as a comprehensive, long-range guide for managing growth, development, and redevelopment in the Midland community.
The Planning Commission has spent the last eight months reviewing and updating the City's Master Plan. The plan addresses matters such as land use, transportation, community facilities and services, environmental resources, economic development, housing and neighborhoods throughout the City. The update proposes only changes to the Future Land Use Map (Map 5.1) and the land use designations applicable to specific parcels both within the corporate limits of the City of Midland and extending outwards to the Midland Urban Growth Area (MUGA) boundaries. The Planning Commission considered the final proposed draft of the updates to the Future Land Use Map of the City of Midland Master Plan at its July 26, 2016 meeting. City Council approved circulation of the draft at its August 15, 2016 meeting. This draft is now available for review and comment until October 10, 2016.