Rives Township Planning Commission to Submit Master Plan

The Rives Township Planning Commission voted Monday night to to send the Master Plan “as is” to the Rives Township Board for approval without any more community requested changes. The Master Plan shows the township’s future land use map. Earlier this year the Rives Township Planning Commission and the board adjusted the new Master Plan draft to include industrial zoning on the exact site where a proposed natural gas power plant would be built. The plant would be located on about 200 acres between Churchill and Baseline Roads, bordering Rives and Leslie Townships. Neighbors in the area of the proposed site were very outspoken against the project. Board members will now vote to either adopt the Master Plan as is, or send the Master Plan back to the Planning Commission with recommendations for changes.