Planning Services

It is the responsibility of the Planning Division to coordinate site plan reviews, and interpret and enforce the Zoning and other general ordinances of the City. This is done in accordance with its duty of providing administrative and technical assistance to both the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Planning and Zoning Maps

Maps related to planning and zoning can be accessed via the Planning / Zoning Maps page. 
Additional information can be found on our interactive Property Info map tool. 

Pre-Development Meetings

Proposed development are encouraged to meet with city staff for a predevelopment meeting prior to submitting for their Site Plan Review Application. To request a predevelopment meeting please call (248) 837-2650 or contact via email at 

In order to make the best use of this resources please be ready with the following project information: 
  • - Location
  • - Existing use
  • - Intended development
  • - Any preliminary sketches
  • - Understanding of the surrounding land uses
At this meeting, City staff can provide the following: 

  • - Review proposed use for zoning conformance
  • - Provide initial feedback on design where applicable
  • - Provide required process for approval of the development and general timeline
  • - Discuss potential local, county or state incentive programs where applicable
  • - Answer any other development related questions pertaining to the project. 

Zoning Ordinance

The Division is also responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, and other Ordinances. Sign compliance, quality of life, and certain annual inspections are also conducted by this division. The Division reviews plans for compliance with community standards that have been implemented in the Zoning Ordinance. 

Planning Commission

The Community Development Director serves as the administrative liaison to the Planning Commission. The Commission is required, by State Enabling Legislation, to prepare and adopt a Master Plan and Complete Study (PDF) (High-speed connection recommended).

Recent Planning Commission agendas and minutes can be found in the Agenda Center. 

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Community & Development Director serves as liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). This Board has specific powers and duties as provided in the Zoning Ordinance (PDF). The ZBA is a quasi-judicial body, and serves as the only body at the municipal level to hear appeals on zoning issues including requests for variances from ordinance requirements, ordinance interpretations, appeals of administrative decisions, and use variances.

Recent Zoning Board of Appeals agendas and minutes can be found in the Agenda Center.