Sustainable Communities - Goal 1

New development is carefully planned and redevelopment is emphasized to ensure efficient and sustainable use of land, infrastructure and natural resources, and to respect and protect the unique local character and identity of each community and neighborhood.

IN 20 YEARS - Urban growth boundaries or metropolitan service districts have been designated around each of Michigan's 10 largest metropolitan areas, and most new residential development occurs within the boundaries.

IN 10 YEARS - Land use regulations have been implemented that curb pressure on undeveloped lands, including urban services districts that target public investment in extending water, sewer and transportation infrastructure beyond established boundaries.

IN 2 YEARS - The state has created policies to ensure that critical assets (communities, farmland, recreational land, forests, habitat, etc.) are protected. These include new brownfield cleanup regulations and funds, targeted infill development and redevelopment incentives and programs, infrastructure maintenance planning requirements.