Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission

Michigan Planning Region 11 (EUPRPDC)

EUP_LogoThe EUPRPDC is one of 14 Regional Agencies in the State of Michigan; established in 1968 as a multi-county organization to pool resources for the assistance of local governments in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. We assist EUP cities, townships and counties in the areas of grant writing, community surveys, land use planning, recreation planning, economic and community development, transportation, and GIS mapping. The EUPRP&DC is a regional, non-profit government agency operating under Michigan Public Act 281 of 1945.

This website is intended to provide you with information about our organization, our projects and programs, and how we serve our local units of government. We are continuously updating our digital document library, provide information and links to resources, and even provide an online mapping system that is being updated with more and more geographic data.

Please explore our website and if you can’t find the information you need, please contact us.

Transportation Planning
Regional Planning staff assist local units of government & MDOT with transportation planning by coordinating and conducting planning activities, collecting traffic counts, and offering training and education materials and workshops. EUP staff are also involved with the Region 11 Rural Task Force program, the Small Urban Program, Asset Management, and Access Management.

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Land Use Planning & Zoning
Regional Planning offers tools and technical assistance to local units of government to support land use decision-making in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Master plans, recreation planning & grant writing, and community surveys are all part of the general planning services provided.

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Regional Economic Development
EUPRP&DC serves as the Economic Development District (EDD) for the Eastern U.P. Read more about the various economic development projects under the Economic Development dropdown menu.

GIS Mapping/Web Mapping
With a GIS, you can link information (attributes) to location data, such as people to addresses, buildings to parcels, or streets within a network. EUPRPDC assists EUP Counties, Townships, and communities with a variety of mapping needs. From developing maps for Master Plans and Recreation Plans to specialty projects like Zoning Districts and Addressing Maps.

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MCACA Minigrant Program
The Minigrant program is a grants-giving partnership financed by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and provides up to $4,000 to be used for art and cultural events in your community.

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Current EUPRPDC Projects
From year to year, the EUPRP&DC is involved in numerious grants and projects at the local, regional, and State level. You can read more about our ongoing projects under the Current Projects dropdown menu. To view past projects we were involved in check the Resources dropdown and choose ‘Past Projects’.