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Ann Arbor Launches Community Survey for Comprehensive Plan

Archived News Release: January 11, 2024 - ​Community members are invited to participate in an online survey as the City of Ann Arbor begins the update process for its Comprehensive Plan. Participants can provide input on their experiences in the city and on priorities for officials to consider. The Ann Arbor Comprehensive Plan establishes a vision and priorities for areas such as future land uses across the city; desired policy changes; and public spending and capital projects. The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document adopted by City Council to guide and provide a framework for achieving the city's desired goals, ensuring diversity, supporting investment and promoting desired change.

The brief survey is available now at The city invites everyone — including residents, students, workers, business owners, visitors and anyone with a stake in the city — to participate.

A consultant team is assisting the city in this effort, which will focus on cultivating a more affordable, equitable and sustainable community. Ann Arbor City Council has also outlined the following goals to pursue:

  • Integration with and advancement of the A2ZERO carbon neutrality plan applicable to land use and development activity in the city.

  • Initiatives to increase housing supply in single-family, zoned areas, and other areas and zoning districts.

  • Policies that promote fewer zoning categories and that provide more adaptability for reuse and evolution over time.

  • A land-use framework that emphasizes values over specified land-use limitations when possible.

  • Policies that reverse and/or seek to repair past land-use policies and regulations that resulted in exclusion of people based on race, income or other characteristics and inequities.

Additional public engagement opportunities will be announced as the process progresses, including community conversations and open houses. For more information and to sign up for updates, visit

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Media Contact Information

Brett Lenart
Planning Manager, AICP
734.794.6000 ext. 42606
[email protected]

Ann Arbor has 123,851 residents, spans 28.97 square miles and is frequently recognized as a foremost place to live, learn, work, thrive and visit. To keep up with City of Ann Arbor information, subscribe for email updates, and follow the city on Twitter and Facebook. The city's mission is to deliver exceptional services that sustain and enhance a vibrant, safe and diverse community.