Located in Mid-Michigan within Isabella County, Mt. Pleasant features a traditional downtown, various business corridors, historic neighborhoods, and a rich park system connected along the Chippewa River. The City is also home to Central Michigan University, Mid-Michigan Community College, and two of the region’s most heralded health and hospital centers.

Recognizing a shared vision for the future was critical to the success of Mt. Pleasant’s needed Master Plan, the City partnered with McKenna to bring the community together through meaningful public engagement and to facilitate the development of a robust and action-oriented Connected Master Plan.

Following a week-long charrette and various public engagement activities, McKenna developed recommendations for the City’s land use and transportation system and its interface with the design of public spaces, which includes an analysis of street and intersection typologies and innovative mobility strategies. The Plan is designed to link Mt. Pleasant’s most important parks, commercial districts, and employers, and establish easy-to-navigate connections for people to drive, take public transit, walk, and bike in their neighborhoods and around the City.