Master Plan

The city's Master Plan serves as our official guide for growth and development over the next 10 to 20 years. It is the "road map" detailing a long-term vision and policy agenda for important issues related to growth, development, land use, sustainability and design of public and private spaces.
The plan answers, "What should Battle Creek look like?" and, just as importantly, "How do we get there?"

After a lengthy public process, our current Master Plan was adopted by the Planning Commission on Feb. 28, 2018, and by the City Commission on March 6, 2018. The previous plan was adopted in 1997. You can view the 1997 Comprehensive Plan/Master plan here, in our archives. 

Houseal Lavigne Associates was the city's consultant for this process, and maintained a project website, which is still available, and linked from the flyer below the link to the plan.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this process!

Read the adopted plan (click image)

draft master plan cover

More information

Click here to go to our Master Plan project website
Visit that project website, linked from the flyer above, to view documents and other information that was part of the process.

Contact us

Email your comments to
Call (269) 966-3320


Visit or send mail to us at:
City of Battle Creek Planning Division
10 N. Division St., Room 117
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Feb. 18, 2016 Visioning Workshop

Feb. 18, 2016 Master Plan Visioning Workshop