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.
Development of the Fiscal Year 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program FY23-26_JACTS_TIP_5.31.22Download *5/31/22 Update - The Opportunity for Public Comment has been extended to June 14th, 2022. Edits to projects since the DRAFT FY2023-2026 TIP was published on 4/28/22 are shown in…
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 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021). The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)…
The 2022 meeting dates have been finalized. Please click HERE to view the upcoming meetings or visit the 'calendar' section of the website.
As a U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) designated Economic Development District, the Region 2 Planning Commission is required to develop and implement a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the three-county Region 2 district every five years. …
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 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020). The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)…
The U.S. EDA (Economic Development Administration) recently informed the R2PC (Region 2 Planning Commission) of the award of a $351 thousand CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act grant to assist businesses / institutions in their efforts to recover…
The Jackson City + County Nonmotorized Plan is complete. Region 2 staff is working to get the plan approved and adopted by the JACTS/R2PC committees, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, and the Jackson City Council. The plan is expected…
JACTS FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was adopted by the Region 2 Planning Commission on June 13, 2019 and covers the period between October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2023. The four-year document includes transportation and transit projects submitted…
The Counties of Region 2
Jackson County is in South Central Michigan and its county seat is the city of Jackson. Population 160,366 in 2020. 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 99,423 in 2020. 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 45,746 in 2020. 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.
If you require translation of any Region 2 Planning Commission documents, please contact the Region 2 Planning Commission Office at (517) 788-4426.