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 R2PC Full Commission meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. For a copy of the agenda packet and instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting, please click HERE.
There will be a follow up meeting of the eligible participants for small urban transportation funding in Lenawee County on Thursday, May 27 via Zoom at 11:00am. The virtual meeting link can be found at the bottom of this announcement.…
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…
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 risk, the R2PC office will be closed with staff working remotely indefinitely. The R2PC website will be updated as new information becomes available.
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 160,248. 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.