I Am NEWaygo

City Master Plan Update

Check out our 2019 Master Plan!

In 2018 and early 2019, the City along with citizens and community stake holders worked to update the City's Master Plan. The new Master Plan is complete and has been adopted by City Council at their meeting on 3/11/2019. We encourage you to download the new plan and check it out. Links to current documents can be found on this page.

In 2019 we will continue to work on housing stock for the City and increase walkability. We will also begin work on updating the City's zoning ordinance. We welcome your input and need your ideas to solve challenges and improve the community.

A public meeting will be held on 8/15/19 at 6pm at the pavilion on Marshall Trail (Trail head begins at the parking lot at Marshall Park. Proceed a short walk on trail to pavilion). The meeting will focus on environmental priorities for the community. Come to learn and give your input.

Public engagement meetings on various topics occur about 3-4 times per year. Stay tuned for details on future meetings.

A good source for notices is the IamNewaygo Facebook page.

We need your help to shape the future of Newaygo.

If you have ideas and wish to submit online, follow this link: Contact Us

Attend meetings to stay informed and voice your ideas.

  • City Council: 2nd Monday of every month
  • Planning Commission: 2nd Tuesday of every month.
  • Or Click here to see other meetings and events: Calendar of events

To view existing documents please see links below:

Master Plan 2019

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Map

I Am NEWaygo

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Public engagement tool to discuss City initiatives and further solicit input on needs and strengths of the community.

To join the conversation on Facebook, go here:

If you prefer a more private way to share your ideas, use the email link below.


In October 2017, walkability expert Jeff Speck evaluated the City of Newaygo on how to make the community safer and more attractive for pedestrians while addressing traffic circulation and parking challenges.

Click Jeff Speck Walkability Assessment link below for a report of his findings.

See also the book by Jeff Speck "Walkable City" that formed the basis for proposed improvements.

City Council has supported the walkability concepts. See link to resolution below.

Conceptual drawings to aid walkability and increase parking for M37, Quarterline, Justice, and Wood streets have been created. See links below. Please note that these concepts continue to evolve as input is received from MDOT, City/County officials, and citizens.

The City of Newaygo has been exploring the feasibility of install pedestrian bridges, one over the Muskegon River connecting from Wood St to Henning Park, and one over Brooks Creek near Park St.
Plans are linked here and below showing locations and a sample design.

City of Newaygo

28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911