WUPPDR Holds 47th Annual Meeting

WUPPDR 47th Annual Meeting The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) held its 47th Annual Meeting at Paint River Landing in Crystal Falls on Monday, September 21. WUPPDR’s regular business meeting took place at 5:00 (CST). A family style dinner was served followed by a presentation by  keynote speaker Wendy Gehlhoff of the Northwood Rail Transit Commission. Expected […]

Baraga County and L’Anse Village/Township Seek Public Feedback on Draft Recreation Plans

Recreation Plans for Baraga County, Village of L’Anse, and L’Anse Township Available for Review Baraga County has released for review and comment a draft of its 2018-2022 Recreation Plan. L’Anse Village and Township have released for review and comment a draft of their 2018-2022 joint Recreation Plan. Click here to review both plans. A final public hearing […]

Gogebic County Seeks Public Feedback on Draft Recreation Plan

Gogebic County Recreation Plan Available for Review Gogebic County has released for review and comment a draft of its 2018-2022 Recreation Plan. The draft will become available Friday, January 5 for public review and comment. A final public hearing for the plan will be scheduled prior to adoption of the plan; noticed will be published […]

Village of Calumet Master Plan Draft Available for Review

The Village of Calumet has prepared a draft master plan and released it for a public comment period of at least 63 days. Click here to review the plan Any comments can be sent to Joe Snow, Village Administrator, at manager@villageofcalumet.com.   WUPPDR has posted this notice as a courtesy and had no direct role in developing […]

Osceola Township Seeks Public Feedback on Draft Recreation Plan

The Osceola Township Recreation Committee seeks public feedback on its draft 2018-2018 Recreation Plan. Click here to access the plan. Written comments should be emailed to Brad Barnett at bbarnett@wuppdr.org. Written comments can also be dropped off at the WUPPDR office at 393 E. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, MI 49931 or sent by mail to the […]

Community Solar Planning

Potential solar park site

What is Community Solar? Communities are pursuing renewable energy to access environmentally sustainable, and increasingly a more affordable, source of electricity.  The use of solar technologies, which convert sunlight into electricity, is increasing as its costs decline and sustainable energy sources become a priority for communities.  Even in the Upper Peninsula, with our long, snow […]

L’Anse Village and Township Recreation Survey Available

The Village and township of L’Anse are working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update their joint five-year recreation plan. The recreation plan will help guide improvements to the area’s recreation facilities and sites, and will ensure that the township and village are eligible for certain grants from the Michigan […]

Baraga County Recreation Survey Available

Baraga County is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update its five year recreation plan. In addition to guiding improvements to the county’s recreation facilities and sites, the plan will ensure the county is eligible for certain grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Members of the […]

Gogebic County Recreation Survey Available

Gogebic County is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update its five-year recreation plan. In addition to guiding improvements to the county’s recreation facilities and sites, the plan will ensure the county is eligible for certain grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Members of the public […]

Bates Township Proposed Master Plan Available for Review

Bates Township Master Plan Proposed Bates Township has developed a proposed Master Plan to guide long-term growth and development of the community. The plan, which is in draft status, includes components related to land use and zoning, public facilities and services, economic development, and recreation. Strategies address areas of concern such as land use, blight, […]

2017 Western Upper Regional Prosperity Initiative Funded

2017 Western Upper Peninsula Regional Prosperity Initiative Funded The fourth year of the Western U.P. Regional Prosperity Initiative has been funded and is now underway. The Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI) was begun by the State of Michigan in 2014 as a means to encourage regional collaboration of organizations in a time of dwindling resources, overlapping […]