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Barlow Garfield Neighborhood Plan

Planning the Barlow Garfield Neighborhood


The Barlow Garfield Neighborhood Plan is Garfield Township’s plan to help guide future land use and development for a portion of the east side of the township.  This neighborhood, the study area for the subplan, includes both sides of the street on portions of Barlow Street, South Airport Road, Garfield Avenue, and surrounding sites.


Barlow Garfield Neighborhood Plan Area


The first step in this planning process was to compile an Existing Conditions Report analyzing the demographics, housing, economy, environment, and other key information about the neighborhood.  The Existing Conditions Report can be viewed here.


The Township held a Public Input Session on Monday October 21, 6:00 PM at the Grand Traverse County Health Services Building.  Attendees engaged in a visual preference survey, looking at different designs of places with regards to how appropriate they might be for the Barlow Garfield neighborhood.  If you were unable to attend this session, a version of the survey is available online:

Take the online survey!


An Evening with Bob Gibbs


A presentation by Robert Gibbs, ASLA, AICP, President & Managing Partner of Gibbs Planning Group, covering the trends facing commercial and residential and the opportunities for redevelopment was held November 5, 2019, at Garfield Township Hall.  An Evening with Bob Gibbs video can be viewed here.


View the flyer for the Public Input Session and An Evening with Bob Gibbs.


This page last updated on 12/10/2019.

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