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The purpose of the Resilient Bridgman project is to engage the residents of Bridgman in the development of a new master plan for the city. Much like a blueprint, a master plan serves as the public’s guide for the development of a community and the management of its resources. Although portions of the current master plan have been updated recently, the Resilient Bridgman Master Plan will dig deeper into current planning issues by reassessing community characterisitics such as economic viability, infrastructure, housing, energy, and environmental considerations.


“Resilience” is a measure of the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations. Communities that are resilient are able to learn from adversity and adopt quickly to change, both of which are hallmarks of successful communities today. The Resilient Bridgman planning process will address a wide range of concerns such as natural resource preservation, efforts to build the local economy, and ways to manage the impacts of climate variability.


Most of the resources for the Resilient Bridgman effort are being provided through the Traverse City-based nonprofit Land Information Access Association (LIAA), which is also managing the project. Most of the project costs will be covered by a grant provided to LIAA by the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality.

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We encourage you to stay informed on the Resilient Bridgman planning process in between public meetings by checking back on this website for relevant public project documents, and the resources listed below.