Located on the west side of the Capital Area region and nestled between the City of Lansing and the City of Grand Ledge, is Delta Charter Township. The Township covers nearly 35 sq. miles and has a population of 32,408. It is one of only two townships to receive the distinction as a “Township of Excellence” by the Michigan Townships Association and is a five-star honored community by the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s School of Business e-Cities study, which measures factors such as entrepreneurship, economic development and job growth.
Delta Charter Township is a growing community, both in population and economic development. Over the last two years alone, the Township has experienced extraordinary new development, including:
In addition to the industrial growth, Delta Township has put a focus on renovating the Saginaw Corridor and improving the buildings and businesses along the main travel-way through the area. The Township continues to work with planners and developers to improve the area. A highlight for 2016 will be the redevelopment of the former Days Inn (now Old Motor Lodge) at the corner of Saginaw Highway and Canal Road. The Project will host a new, five-story hotel, restaurant and coffee shop.
Delta Township is a leader in regional cooperation and there is no greater example than the Lansing-Delta GM plant, a $425 million revenue sharing agreement with the City of Lansing. Additionally, the Township has several shared-service agreements with other municipalities to maximize its top-notch police, fire and assessing departments. In 2015, Delta created a partnership with Eaton County to offer the services of the County Treasurer and Clerk one day a week in the Township Administration building for the convenience of both Delta Township residents and other nearby Eaton County residents. Additionally, the Township recently created an E-Commerce Exchange Zone, located in front of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Substation off of Canal Road. This new exchange zone will provide a safer alternative for person-to-person interactions that are a result of online purchases or exchanges. Delta plays a significant role in several other area efforts to help make the region strong.
Another critical focus for the Township is the quality of life for our residents and a significant part of Delta’s strategic plan. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains 11 parks and recreational areas (approximately 850 acres) that provide a variety of activities for citizens. Delta recently acquired 60 acres of land through a DNR trust fund grant that will be combined with 60 acres of township property. The Township will soon begin developing this 120-acre area into the new Mount Hope Park. It is also in the process of purchasing Grand Woods Park from the City of Lansing to preserve this asset for Delta Township and the greater Lansing region. Delta Township has focused many of its resources on sidewalks and other non-motorized trails and will continue to develop pathways and walkways connecting its various parks and other cultural amenities. The most popular trail is the East/West Pathway, which connects the Township’s Enrichment Center and Library with Sharp Park, the Lansing Mall and expands west to the popular Horrocks Farm Market.
The Township offers an expansive variety of community events throughout the year, including the two popular events: Delta Rocks! Festival in June and the July 3 Fireworks display, which brings tens of thousands of people to the Township each summer.
Delta Township is a truly a great place to live, work and play. We are especially proud of our diversity and inclusive atmosphere. Our Township, most certainly, has a lot to offer, whether you are a resident of Delta, work in Delta or visiting. Come see what Delta Township has to offer.