This month there are a number of opportunities for you to ask questions and share your thoughts and ideas on topics in the city. Ensure your voice is heard by joining us at the following upcoming public engagement opportunities:

Date: Thursday, February 6
Event: Museum Board Meeting
Time and Location: 5 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum - 556 W. Maple
The Museum Board will be reviewing the Birmingham Museum's Strategic Plan for 2021-2024 in phases during 2020. The first review will take place at the February 6th meeting.

Date: February 10 - March 10, 2020
The Advisory Parking Committee wants to hear from you! Downtown Birmingham is growing, with more activities, events, new businesses, and opportunities to enjoy all that the City offers. The City wants to ensure that access to these amenities is convenient, safe, and attractive. The survey will be open from February 10th until March 10th. Please condier complete the survey, available here

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Event: Planning Board Meeting
Time and Location: 7:30 p.m. Municipal Building, Room 205 (second floor), 151 Martin, Birmingham, MI 48009

The Planning Board has scheduled a series of meetings on key aspects of the master plan draft,  beginning in February with an overview of the City’s vision.  We invite residents to join us for these meetings.  If you are unable to attend in person, all Planning Board meetings are broadcast on the BCTV government access channel and posted to the City’s website.  You can get full information on the plan and the planning process at www.thebirminghamplan.com.  The site includes relevant data, surveys and documents and an email communication option that allows residents to send comments directly to the planning team.   Please make sure your voice is heard.

THE FUTURE CITY – February 12, 2020
The first meeting seeks input around the overall vision for Birmingham, its downtown, commercial centers and neighborhoods.  A key concept is the establishment of the “Neighborhood Unit” as a structural guide for the City.  Neighborhoods are defined and areas within are designated low-, medium- and high-density based on the neighborhood fabric, which includes an assessment of housing, residential and “collector” streets, and major arteries. The City is also recommending the establishment of three mixed-use land categories beyond downtown. The Future City meeting will consider all aspects of living and working in Birmingham from parking to parks.