Petoskey Teaming Up With Nonprofit to Improve Sustainability

The city of Petoskey is teaming up with a nonprofit to help the city become more sustainable.

Land Information Access Association is an organization out of Traverse City.

Over the next few months, they’ll be working with the city of Petoskey to update its master plan.

Council members say resiliency and sustainability will be the focus of the new plan.

They say it will help prepare for unforeseen circumstances that could pop up from things like weather and climate change.

LIAA will be seeking public input on the city’s future.

The planning commission says they went to LIAA because of their work in other communities.

“City council wanted to start having more of a sustainability focus. A lot of communities do sustainability plans as a separate document and we really wanted it to be more integrated. We reached out to them to do the engagement portion of the plan,” Petoskey city planner Amy Tweeten said.

LIAA will collect data from May through July.

The community meetings are still being scheduled.