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.
For a copy of the Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan for the Region 2 Planning Commission, please click HERE.
MDOT is hosting an open house on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 to discuss Jackson and Mechanic Streets railroad bridge replacement. Please click HERE for more information on the open house.
'Click' HERE to download a memo regarding bills that have been introduced during the 2019-2020 legislative sessions of the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate which, if passed, will amend the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (PA 110 of…
The JACTS Policy Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. at the Jackson County Tower Bldg., 120 W. Michigan Ave., 5h Floor, Jackson, MI 49201. For a copy of the agenda packet, please click…
To view the MDOT projects for 2020/2021 in Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee Counties, please click HERE.
The consultants continue to work on the completion of the final draft plan document. The plan will provide a series of high-level, county-wide maps as well as detailed, local community, smaller scale maps to ensure that local villages, townships and…
There will be a meeting of the full Region 2 Rural Task Force for Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee counties on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 10:00 AM at the Jackson County Department of Transportation Office, 2400 N Elm St, Jackson,…
Recreation plans help local governments to set an agenda for parks and recreation improvements and acquisitions and to provide information on nearby parks and recreation facilities --regardless of the provider--available to their residents and local businesses. Filing an adopted recreation…
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.