03/14/2019- A new, more cohesive Menominee: the city’s Planning Commission got their first idea of what that could look like this week. Representatives with SmithGroup have been working with Menominee to update their Master Use Plan and presented the first draft of Phase One, which includes the land use and redevelopment summary, Tuesday. SmithGroup met with residents and city staff to discuss what they want the future of the city to look like and says the first phase of the Master Plan seeks to create more organized zoning districts, redevelop the downtown, and establish new housing opportunities. Updating the Master Use Plan is part of a larger effort to have Menominee certified as a Redevelopment Ready Community, which helps prioritize them for community development incentives. The Planning Commission will review the first draft of the plan and send their recommendations back to the SmithGroup at their April meeting.