Developers Resource Guide
City of Manistee is Redevelopment Ready!
On January 20, 2017 the City made became the tenth community to be certified under the statewide Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program.
One of the components of the RRC program is identifying and prioritizing redevelopment sites. The following sites were identified at an annual joint meeting as priority redevelopment sites. Three of the sites have been featured in the Opportunity Michigan publications.
- 254 River Street
- 283-285 River Street
- 319-321 River Street
- 400 River Street
- 451-453 River Street
- 443 Water Street
- 480 Water Street
- Three adjoining properties on Arthur Street/US-31
- Vacant Land (55 acres) Cherry and Merkey Roads
The City of Manistee encourages development in our community the following resources have been compiled to assist in order to facilitate in the development of property in the City of Manistee.
Applications and Useful Documents
- Business Brochure
- Community Marketing Strategy
- Fee Schedule
- Infrastructure Design Standards
- Manistee Downtown Strategic Plan 2008
- DDA Development & Tax Increment Financing Plan 2019
- Master Plan Interactive Copy - Adopted August 16, 2016
- Master Plan Print Copy - Adopted August 16, 2016
- Neighborhood Revitalization Action Plan – Manistee Peninsula 2008
- Public Participation Plan
- Site Plan Review Guide - Commercial Projects
- Zoning Ordinance
- Alliance for Economic Success
- Brownfield Redevelopment
- Chamber of Commerce
- Chamber Business Mentoring Team
- Historic District Commission
- Manistee County Blacker Airport
- Manistee County Information
- Manistee Downtown Development Authority
- Planning Commission
- Planning and Zoning Department
- Manistee Visitors Bureau
There are a variety of local, state and federal programs that may be helpful to prospective business owners looking to relocate or start a venture in Manistee.
These programs are constantly evolving and changing. Please contact us for assistance in sorting through the various options, as it can be difficult to get your arms around the programs. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
Industrial Park Property for Sale
The City of Manistee has industrial property for sale at the Renaissance Industrial Park. Utilities include City of Manistee Water and Sewer; Natural Gas, supplied through DTE Energy; Electrical service, supplied by Consumers Energy; Telephone, provided through AT&T; Fiber optic communication lines. Contact the City Manager for additional information.
Lake Michigan Industrial Park
In 1972 the City of Manistee received a Federal EDA grant for the construction of an Industrial Park on approximately 60 acres of property on the west side of North Washington Street. This property is zoned L-I Light Industrial for industries which traditionally do not cause excessive noise, vibration, odors, visual blight, pollution, use hazardous processes; and to be compatible with the City ‘s Master Plan.
Manistee Renaissance Park
The Manistee Renaissance Park contains 61 acres of land. The park is located on M–55 in Manistee Township about two miles east of the intersection of M-55 and US 31. The park is approximately two miles from Blacker Airport and Manistee Medical Center and about four miles from Manistee’s Central Business District.The property is zoned industrial under the Manistee Township Zoning Ordinance. The intended use is industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution or research. In the interest of development and job creation, the City will work with Manistee Township to afford maximum flexibility to developers in the event that Special Uses require deviation from the Industrial Zoning.
Manistee Township Zoning Ordinance. Contact information for Manistee Township is:
Manistee Township Hall
410 Holden Street
Manistee, MI 49660