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 Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend a meeting on April 7th anytime between 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm at the Blackman Charter Township Hall regarding the next phase of the reconstruction and widening of I-94…
The asset management program for federal-aid eligible roads in the Region 2 Area (Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee counties) is administered by the Region 2 Planning Commission and funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Information on road conditions are…
As the state-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Jackson urbanized area, the Region 2 Planning Commission provides a list of projects in Jackson County "obligated" during FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019). The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)…
Progress continues on the Jackson City + County Non-Motorized Plan. This summer, the consultants combined the results of their inventory and analysis with the input from the public gathered in the spring to develop the preliminary draft non-motorized network. The…
The DRAFT JACTS FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is available for review by clicking HERE. The final opportunity for public comment will be at the Region 2 Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 13th in the…
To view a copy of the Jackson Area Comprehensive Transportation Study FY 2020 Urban Transportation Planning Unified Work Program, please click HERE.
The Federal Highway Administration required that the Region 2 Planning Commission complete an update to the 2017 – 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Narrative regarding transportation performance measures. The updates include the recent updates to the safety, pavement condition, bridge…
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.