Planning Commission

Planning Commission 

The Oak Park Planning Commission is created under Act 285, Public Acts 1931 and City Ordinance. It is the responsibility of the planning commission to guide community development.  The planning commission also makes recommendations on zoning and other land controls as well as updating the Master Plan.
 
 
   

Master Plan
The City of Oak Park Planning Department developed a City Master Plan that creates a clear set of objectives and provide direction for development and enhancement of the City over the next five years. Areas of focus include land use, community facilities, recreation, complete streets, and priority development sites.

The City worked closely with the general public, City staff, the Recreation Department, the Oak Park Library, Planning Commission and the City Council to develop the City Master Plan.

The plan is now complete and approved by the Planning Commission.  To view the plan please click here.

   

Site Plan Approval

   
Site Plan involves a detailed and technical review of a site plan.  The review will include the location of buildings, layout of a site, pedestrian and vehicular circulation and access, landscaping, parking, screening etc., as well as conformance with existing master planning documents. 

Conceptual Site Review  The staff encourages you to do a conceptual site review.  This service is Free of charge and helps to expedite the approval process.  Please contact the City Planner at (248)691-7450 to schedule a meeting or call the Economic Development Director at (248)691-7404.

Site Plan Approval Ordinance
Site Plan Application
Site Plan Review Checklist
Site Plan Review Flowchart
   
Planning Commission Meetings

The Planning Commission regularly meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Mich.

City of Oak Park Important Application Dates and Meeting Schedule

Meeting Agenda
              
              June 12, 2017
              July 10, 2017
              August 14, 2017 - cancelled due to lack of quorum
              September 11, 2017
             October 9, 2017
             November 13, 2017   *PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 6 P.M.
             December 11, 2017

2018
              January 8, 2018 - No meeting, lack of business
              February 12, 2018
              March 12, 2018
              April 9, 2018
              May 14, 2018
              June 11, 2018
              July 16, 2018
              August 13, 2018
              September 10, 2018
              October 8, 2018
              November 12, 2018
              December 10, 2018
         
Meeting Minutes
              October 10, 2016
              November 14, 2016
              March 13, 2017
              April 24, 2017
              May 8, 2017
              June 12, 2017
              July 10, 2017
              August 14, 2017 - cancelled due to lack of quorum
              September 11, 2017
              October 9, 2017
              November 13, 2017
              December 11, 2017

The nine member Planning Commission provides citizen review and recommendations on planning-related matters to the City Council.  The Planning Commission is responsible for the preparation and adoption of the City Master Plan and advises City Council on the Zoning Ordinance and development proposals the Planning Commission has reviewed.  The Planning Commission meets on the second Monday of the month.

For more information about the Planning Commission, visit Planning Commission.


PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF OAK PARK
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Oak Park Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., or thereafter, at the Oak Park City Hall, 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Michigan. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comments on a proposed rezoning from LI, Light Industrial District to MX-1, Mixed Use District. The proposed properties to be rezoned are:
Address / Property Identification #
Vacant #52-25-19-128-001
14721 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-128-002
14701 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-128-003
14691 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-128-004
14669 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-128-005
14661 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-128-006
14611 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-128-007
14611 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-128-008
14511 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-201-022
14471 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-201-025
14441 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-201-026
14421 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-201-027
14401 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-201-014
Vacant #52-25-19-201-024
14283 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-202-001
Vacant #52-25-19-202-002
14251-14253 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-202-003
14241 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-202-010
14233 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-202-011
14231 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-202-006
14211 W Eleven Mile Rd #52-25-19-202-007 
Rezoning applications can be reviewed at Community & Economic Development, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., during regular business hours. The public may appear at the Public Hearing in person or by counsel.  Written comments may be sent to the City of Oak Park Planning Commission, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237, and must be received prior to the Public Hearing.

Ed Norris, City Clerk
City of Oak Park


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
O
AK PARK PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Oak Park Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., or thereafter, at the Oak Park City Hall, 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Michigan.  The purpose of the hearing is to consider text amendments to Article III, Zoning Districts & Map, Article XV Reserved (proposed MX-1 Mixed Use District), Article XVI, Schedule of Regulations, Article XVIII, Signs, Sections 1803 & 1805, Article XIX Special Land Uses, new Section 1931, Residential Dwelling Units in Mixed Use Districts.  The proposed text amendments would create the MX-1 mixed use district, which would allow for two or more residential, commercial, or industrial uses in a compact area. This type of zoning is designed to accommodate mixed-use buildings that have business uses on the first floor and residential uses on the above floor(s).

A complete copy of the proposed text amendments may be examined at the offices of the Department of Economic Development and Communications, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., during regular business hours, prior to the hearing.  Written communications should be addressed to: Chairperson, Planning Commission, 14300 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park, Michigan, 48237, and must be received before the date of the hearing.  This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006, the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act.

T. Edwin Norris, City Clerk 

 

 


 

Helpful Forms and Links - Planning:

Building Permits
Fee Schedule
Liquor License Application
Massage Facility License

Outdoor Dining Application
Rezoning Application
Sign Permit Application
Site Plan Application
Temporary Sign Permit



Useful Planning Documents

Future Land Use Map

Master Plan - 1996
Master Plan - 2017

Sign Regulations
Site Plan Review Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Application
Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Ordinance Map


Planning Publications
Business Assistance Guide
Garage/Shed Construction
Group Home Day Care (Children)
Home-Based Business Regulations
Medical Marijuana
Political Sign Regulations
Vehicle Dealer License Regulations