Planning Commission

The Oak Park Planning Commission is warranted under Michigan Public Act 285 of 1931 and Oak Park 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 Economic Development Department developed a Master Plan update that creates a clear set of objectives and provides 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 Economic Development Department worked closely with the general public, other City staff, the Recreation Department, the Oak Park Library, Planning Commission, and the City Council to develop the Master Plan.

The plan update has been approved by the Planning Commission and adopted by City Council. To view the plan please click here.  To view the future land use map click here

New Zoning Ordinance

Public Notice


Notice is hereby given that the City of Oak Park Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., or thereafter, the PUBLIC HEARING will be held virtually via Zoom or by calling in thus affording opportunity to state your objections or suggestions. 

The login instructions are as follows: Join Zoom Meeting: 
Meeting ID: 857 7949 9221, Passcode: 773015, or Dial In: (646) 558-8656  

 The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comments on a request submitted by Sweep America Intermediate Holdings, LLC, 21430 Coolidge and 13271-13341 Northend, for Special Land Use approval for Outdoor Storage.  Property ID 52-25-32-301-002 and 52-25-32-301-012. 

Special Land Use applications can be reviewed at the Department of Economic Development and Planning, 14300 Oak Park Blvd. by contacting or (248)691-7404.  The public may appear at the Public Hearing via zoom 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. 

 Edwin Norris
Oak Park City Clerk  




Annual Report
The City of Oak Park Planning Department complete an annual report to highlight all projects completed within the department for the Fiscal Year.
Annual Report Fiscal 2016/2017
Annual Report Fiscal 2017/2018
Annual Report Fiscal 2018/2019
- Annual Report Fiscal 2019/2020

Complete Streets Plan
The Oak Park Planning Commission adopted a new Complete Streets Plan at their August 2018 meeting. The plan is intended to consider all forms of transportation and abilities when planning for future street projects. The plan will be a living document and updated when needed. To view the Complete Streets Plan please click here.

Site Plan Approval
Site Plan Approval 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 Economic Development & Planning Specialist Colton Dale 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 7:00pm at Oak Park City Hall, located at 14000 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237. *Meetings are held virtually on Zoom for the foreseeable future.*

Planning Commission Meeting Dates 2021

Meeting Agendas

October 11, 2021
September 13, 2021
August 9, 2021
June 29, 2021
May 10, 2021
April 12, 2021

October 28, 2020 - special meeting
October 12, 2020
July 13, 2020
June 8, 2020
March 9, 2020
February 10, 2020

November 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
July 8, 2019
May 13, 2019
January 14, 2019

November 12, 2018
October 8, 2018
August 13, 2018
April 9, 2018
March 12, 2018
February 12, 2018

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

Helpful Information

Helpful Forms and Links - Planning:

Building Permits
Liquor License Application
Massage Facility License

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

Useful Planning Documents
Complete Streets Plan
Future Land Use Map
Master Plan - 1996
Master Plan - 2017
- Master Plan - 2020
Site Plan Review Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Application
Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Ordinance Map