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Spring Lake Township is in the process of reviewing our Master Plan. The Master Plan guides land use and development in the Township. Part of the review process includes collecting input from interested citizens. This survey is one step in the process of gathering community input.


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Consider the following items related to natural resources in Spring Lake Township and rate their importance to you.

Preserve the Township's rural scenic roads.
Continue to improve the health of Spring Lake and the Grand River through education, policy and water quality management.
Preserve agricultural and open space areas such as farms, wetlands and dunes.

Consider the following items related to parks, open space and recreation in Spring Lake Township and rate their importance to you.

Maintain and continue to add to the Bike Path and other trail systems to increase connections between neighborhoods.
Develop pocket parks adjacent to the Bike Path.
Add facilities to existing parks including Mountain Biking and Cross-Country Ski areas.
Add facilities to existing parks for all ages and abilities.

Consider the following items related to transportation in Spring Lake Township and rate their importance to you.

Improve cross walks and install roundabouts where appropriate.
Reduce speed limits in the Township to improve safety.
Require new residential developments to create vehicular and pedestrian connections between neighborhoods, parks and the Bike Path.

Consider the following items related to housing and neighborhoods in Spring Lake Township and rate their importance to you.

Develop appearance standards for new developments, which include sidewalks, lighting and planned landscaping.
Encourage the renovation of historic architecture.
Develop more stringent regulations for rental properties.
Evaluate affordable housing options.
Evaluate potential for accessory dwellings [in addition to principle residence] in certain zoning areas.
Consider higher density residential land uses that allow for taller buildings.

Consider the following items related to public services, facilities and amenities in Spring Lake Township and rate their importance to you.

Continue to prioritize high quality police and fire services.
Continue to expand water and sewer infrastructure.
Evaluate waste management options.

Consider the following items related to economic development in Spring Lake Township and rate their importance to you.

Work with the Village of Spring Lake to create a commercial development plan, which includes downtown Spring Lake and the M-104 corridor; concentrate commercial development to reduce corridor commercial “sprawl”.