Design Concepts - MUP

Students from the University of Michigan's Master of Urban Planning Program were asked to generate design concepts for a key site in Pittsfield Township. The site was selected by the class. It is located on the southwest corner of Textile and State roads. The site is adjacent to a large single-family residential development and located along one of our most important business corridors, State Road. The site is currently undeveloped with a lush landscape and interesting topography.


The students designs strive to:

  • Create walkable mixed-use development
  • Integrate senior housing options on-site to encourage aging in place
  • Preserve the character of the State Road business corridor
  • Protect natural systems and local ecology
  • Use natural on-site storm water management systems