RFP - Master Plan & Zoning Ordinance Update


Northfield Township is now accepting proposals to update the township's Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance.  

The Master Plan update will include, but is not limited to a thorough evaluation of, and recommendations for, modifications to the existing plan, including its vision statement, goals, objectives, policies and recommendations; an analysis and incorporation of relevant data and trends in conformance with all applicable State of Michigan Land Use and Development Laws and regulations; recommendations for integration with other plans and initiatives adopted by the Township, such as the Downtown Strategic Plan, and the North Village Master Plan; and re-evaluation of the Future Land Use Map and categories, how they function with the existing zoning districts adopted by the Township, and any recommendations for potential future zoning districts or district amendments.

The Zoning Code will need to be updated to ensure conformance with goals and objectives of the Master Plan, statutes, and federal legislation. While periodic updates to the Zoning Code have been made, a complete update is required.  The Zoning Code Update will include, but is not limited to a thorough evaluation of, and recommendations for, modifications to the existing Zoning Code, including, but not limited to: Zoning Districts; allowed uses; land use controls; incorporation of relevant statutory and federal regulatory mandates, consistency with local plans, and planning and zoning practices, trends, and innovations.

The tentative schedule for this Request for Proposals is as follows:
  • Release of RFP: January 11, 2024
  • Deadline for Questions: January 23, 2024
  • Question Responses and/or Addenda to RFP: January 31, 2024, by 4:00 PM
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: February 16, 2024, at 4:00 PM
  • Selection Committee Reviews Complete: March 8, 2024
  • Schedule Consultant Interviews: March 15, 2024
  • Selection of Preferred Consultant: March 26, 2024 (Township Board meeting)
  • Notice to Preferred Consultant: March 26, 2024


Click here for the full RFP - Master Plan & Zoning Ordinance Update

For questions or more information, please contact Township Manager, Mark Lloyd at lloydm@northfieldmi.gov or (734) 449-2880 ext. 122