Berkley Master Plan

Our Roadmap for the Best Path from a Known Present Into an Unknown Future.

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What is a Master Plan?
The master plan is a road map for land use, development, reinvestment, transportation, and housing to guide Berkley from a known present to an unknown future. It directly influences decisions by Berkley’s Planning Commission and City Council on development and redevelopment in Berkley, infrastructure investments and zoning.

Elements of a Master Plan

Master Plan Elements
Why do we need one?
The City of Berkley last updated its master plan in 2007, with amendments adopted in 2012 and 2017. In the past 13 years, much has changed in Berkley - how we work, shop, move and live, as well as, the regional economy. The master plan needs to be brought up to date to reflect the reality and desires of the Berkley community today, and its goals and priorities for the next 20 years.

Check out our current 2007 Master Plan.

What is the process?
City officials and staff with the consultant team are committed to a master plan with a compelling vision supported by realistic goals and objectives.

City staff and consultants are facilitating an 18-month process with three phases:

  1. Vision & Outreach
  2. Plan Design & Drafting
  3. Final Plan Adoption

We Want to Hear from You!
Everything in the Master Plan should come directly from the community of Berkley! Be on the lookout for upcoming community engagement event dates where you can share your thoughts on what the future of Berkley should be.

Located at City Hall, Berkley Public Library, & Berkley Parks & Recreation, we have placed questionnaire posters asking two very important questions related to how you feel about Berkley. Be sure to stop by and give us your feedback!

Tell Us What You Think

Master Plan Steering Committee
The City’s Master Plan process will be guided by an Ad Hoc Master Plan Steering Committee who will work alongside City staff, Planning Commission, and Carlisle Wortman Associates in order to best represent the ideals of the community.

Committee Members:
Matt Baumgarten, City Manager
Erin Schlutow, Community Development Director
Ross Gavin, City Councilmember
Lisa Kempner, Planning Commissioner
Paul Evans, Zoning Board of Appeals MemberAndy Gilbert,
Downtown Development Authority Member
Tricia Losey, Tree Board
Dan Mihaescu, Beautification Committee
Mark Richardson, Environmental Advisory Board
Mike Kerby, Recreation Advisory Board
Kurt Hite, Community Member-At-Large
Alexandra Donnelly, Community Member-At-Large
Audra Rowley, Community Member-At-Large
Carolyn Cregar, Community Member-At-Large

About Carlisle Wortman Associates:
We take pride in building relationships with our client communities based on trust and integrity that lasts decades. Over the past 30 years, Carlisle Wortman Associates (CWA) has prepared and updated over 100 master plans for communities ranging in size from 350 to over 80,000 residents. CWA works with communities to create master plans as unique and diverse as each community. 
CWA understands that master planning is a community-driven process. We help to facilitate community engagement processes that are catered to your community. CWA is passionate to engage residents, businesses, and other key stakeholders to ensure that the master plan reflects the goals and vision that will translate into the policies and strategies that will benefit everyone. Learn more at

Want to attend a meeting?
Check out the meeting dates below!

Master Plan Steering Committee Meeting Dates


Master Plan Meeting Materials

December 16 - Special Joint Meeting   Agenda   Minutes  
January 21 - Regular Meeting   Agenda   Minutes  
February 18 - Regular Meeting   Agenda    

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