Mayors’ Institute on City Design

Jackson Hill Community Conversation

The Community Conversation is a community-oriented consulting approach used to provide recommendations for enhancing equity investments, land use planning, economic development, and community building options in the Jackson Hill neighborhood, based on data, interviews, and comparable case examples.

View the Jackson Hill Community Conversation Flyer (PDF)

Investing in Equity for Jackson Hill

In January 2021, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design (MICD) Resources Team offered the City two leading experts to work with City staff and community stakeholders by providing design and development assistance on important issues facing the Jackson Hill neighborhood. Specifically, City staff asked for their assistance in seeking greater investment equity to identify new commercial development opportunities in this neighborhood. Our focus areas included partnering with the community to define a vision for the future, assisting the neighbors and businesses to find success through development that fits the neighborhood, and bridging the physical and social barriers to economic success.

View the 2021 Final Report: Investing in Equity for Jackson Hill (PDF)
View the MICD Summary of Report

Jackson Hill Neighborhood Questionnaire

The MICD Resource Team had conversations with ten past and present residents of Jackson Hill, along with developers from outside the community who expressed interests in making investments here. The questionnaire, linked below, was asked of these residents and stakeholders. We would also appreciate your responses to these questions!

Take the Jackson Hill Neighborhood Questionnaire

Please use the Connect Muskegon page to submit comments on this project. You may also contact City Manager LeighAnn Mikesell or Peter Wills at (231) 724-6702 for more information.