The Region 2 Planning Commission is a voluntary local governmental association serving Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee counties in south-central Michigan. Region 2 serves as a planning, research, and advisory resource to its member units of government. Staff provides a variety of professional planning services which benefit member communities including transportation, economic development and community planning assistance.
The JACTS MPO FY2020 – FY2023 TIP list is available. For projects from the City of Jackson, Jackson County, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), please click here. For the Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) list of projects, please…
The JACTS Policy Committee meeting will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at the Jackson County Tower Bldg., 120 W. Michigan Ave., 5th Floor, Jackson, MI 49201. For a copy of the agenda packet, please click here.
The JACTS Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Jackson City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201. For a copy of the agenda packet, please click here.
The Region 2 Rural Task Force project list for fiscal years 2019 through 2023 for Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Jackson counties was approved at the Full Region 2 Rural Task Force meeting in January 2019. For a list of projects for Hillsdale…
The Lenawee County CMAQ project list for fiscal years 2019 through 2023 was approved at the November 2018 meeting. The list of projects can be found here. The public is invited to comment until April 15, 2019. Please direct any…
The 2017-2018 Region 2 Planning Commission PASER/Asset Management report is available online here: https://www.region2planning.com/asset-management/. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Paper copies are available upon request. Contact Tanya DeOliveira at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517.768.6703 for more information.
The Counties of Region 2
Jackson County is in South Central Michigan and its county seat is the city of Jackson. Population 160,248. The county was organized in 1829 and named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Lenawee County is in Southern Michigan and its county seat is the city of Adrian. Population 99,892. The county was organized in 1826 and named for a Native American Shawnee word for “man”.
Hillsdale County is in Southern Michigan and its county seat is the city of Hillsdale. Population 46,688. The county was organized in 1835 and named for its rolling terrain and valleys.
What Can R2PC Do For Your Community?
The Region 2 Planning Commission (R2PC) was created to assist its member units of government. The most visible outcome of this charge is the community planning assistance provided by staff. Region 2 planners have been helping local governments to develop, adopt, and implement master plans, zoning ordinances, and other planning and zoning resources for decades.
Although the other services provided by the R2PC may not be as visible as community planning assistance, they are just as important to the region and your municipality. For example, the behind-the-scenes work performed by Region 2 staff facilitates the acquisition and expenditure of federal and state funding in two key areas throughout the three counties:
- Transportation. The R2PC serves as the Jackson metropolitan area’s MPO, which facilitates all federal and state funding for transportation improvements throughout Jackson County and the Region 2 Rural Task Force, which facilitates the allocation of rural federal and state transportation funds throughout the entire region.
- Economic Development. Region 2 planners have been working with the U.S. Economic Development Agency to establish Region 2 as an Economic Development District (EDD) which will make local governments eligible for federal economic development funding.
The organization and its staff have provided planning services to member units of government for over five decades.