Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is organized pursuant to Public Act 33 of 2008, as amended. The Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council to serve three year terms. The commission is charged with developing the City’s Master Plan, establishing zoning districts and regulations applicable to each district covering the use of the land. It promotes land uses compatible with the City’s character, conserving property values and long-term stability of residential neighborhoods and commercial districts. It also promotes safe conditions for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Under its domain, the commission limits improper use of land, and promotes use of land natural resources in a sustainable manner.

The Planning Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers or other designated location. Public welcome to attend. 



PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING VIDEO CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The meetings will be held via video conference in compliance with Executive Orders issued by Michigan Governor Whitmer, for the temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings.  Members of the public body and members of the public participating electronically will be considered present at the meeting and may participate as if physically present at the meeting.  Click here for participation link information 

Special Meetings and Public Hearing Notices - Planning Commission

July 2 Special Meeting at 7pm - To consider Site Plans for Temporary Uses submitted by restaurants and businesses due to the Covid19 pandemic.  This is a video meeting.  Click here for links to attend.

July 7 Public Hearing at 7pm - Proposed Special Land Use for 150-156 N. Center
[Written comments accepted until 4:00pm July 6 to the City Clerk]
 

Click here to view Special Land Use application
This is a video meeting.  Click here for links to attend.

Click on the folder below for a list of the Planning Commission's regular meeting dates

Meeting Dates and Application Submission Deadlines

General Information

  • The Planning Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Public welcome to attend. 
  • Meeting dates or application submission deadlines moved due to holidays denoted with an asterisk *.
  • Applications are due by 4 p.m. on the submission deadline.
  • Submission deadlines are firm. Late submissions are deferred to a future meeting. 

NOTE:  Meeting the submission deadline does not ensure the case will be heard at the next meeting.  The City Planner will review your application, supporting documentation, and determine if it is complete. Deficient applications are deferred to the next meeting pending timely submission of required information. 

2020 Meeting Dates and Application Submission Deadlines
(Public welcome to attend.)

January 7
 
submit application by Tues., December 17, 2019

January 21 
submit application by Thurs., December 26, 2019
(deadline moved due to holiday closures)

February 4 - canceled due to lack of applications or other business
submit application by Tues., January 14

February 18 - Lower Level Meeting Room
submit application by Tues., January 28

March 3  
submit application by Tues., February 11

March 17 - meeting canceled at request of Planning Commission Chair and Vice-Chair.  Agenda items do not require immediate Planning Commission action.  

submit application by Tues., February 25

April 7 - meeting canceled due to MI Stay Home, Stay Safe order (COVID19).  Agenda items do not require immediate Planning Commission action. 

submit application by Tues., March 17

April 21 (click here for video conference meeting information)
submit application by Tues., March 31

May 5 (click here for video conference meeting information)
submit application by Tues., April 14
Application submission information during MI Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

May 19 (click here for video conference meeting information)
submit application by Tues., April 28
Application submission information during MI Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

June 2 (click here for video conference meeting information)
submit application by Tues., May 12
Application submission information during MI Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

June 16 (click here for video conference meeting information)
submit application by Tues., May 26
Application submission information during MI Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

July 2 special meeting at 7pm (click here for video conference meeting information)
To consider Site plans for Temporary Uses submitted by restaurants and businesses due to the Covid19 pandemic

July 7 (click here for video conference meeting information)

submit application by Tues., June 16
Application submission information during MI Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

July 21 (click here for video conference meeting information)
submit application by Tues., June 30
Application submission information during MI Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

August 4 
submit application by Tues., July 14 
(filing instructions are in the application)

August 18 
submit application by Tues., July 28
(filing instructions are in the application)

September 1 
submit application by Tues., August 11
(filing instructions are in the application)

September 15 
submit application by Tues., August 25
(filing instructions are in the application)

October 6
submit application by Tues., September 15
(filing instructions are in the application)

October 20 
submit application by Tues., September 29
(filing instructions are in the application)

November 3
submit application by Tues., October 13
(filing instructions are in the application)

November 17
submit application by Tues., October 27
(filing instructions are in the application)

December 1
submit application by Tues., November 10
(filing instructions are in the application)

December 15
submit application by Tues., November 24
(filing instructions are in the application)


2021 Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines
(Public welcome to attend.)

January 5 
submit application by Tues., December 15, 2020
(filing instructions are in the application)

January 19 
submit application by Tues., December 22, 2020 
(submission deadline moved due to holiday closures)
(filing instructions are in the application)


 

 

Applying to the Planning Commission
  • Review the meeting date and application submission schedule before applying.
  • Meeting dates and submission deadlines may be moved to accommodate holidays and newspaper publication deadlines. Follow the submission schedule posted at the Building Department and as posted on the website.
  • Follow the submission instructions found in the application. The instructions provide direction on the number of packets required, assembling your submission and the documents required at filing. Incomplete applications may be deferred to a future meeting.
  • Applicable fees found in the fee schedule Applications filed without the fee are considered incomplete.  
  • Submission deadlines are firm.
Application Review
Applications are reviewed by the City Planner to determine if they are complete.

Incomplete applications may be deferred to a future Planning Commission meeting based upon when necessary information is received.

Staff and consultant reviews are provided to the applicant by email prior to the scheduled meeting.
Meeting Information
All meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are held at City Hall, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, Michigan, 48167, 248-449-9902, unless otherwise noted. Meeting location is noted on the Planning Commission meeting agenda

Public welcome to attend.