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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the City of Oak Park Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., or thereafter, held virtually via ZOOM. To attend either login to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81509382563?pwd=SGlUNUhvaUsxRzdKVmJrem92SXZkUT09
or call in (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID: 815 0938 2563, Passcode: 490861. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comments on a proposed City of Oak Park Zoning Ordinance and proposed Zoning Map Amendments for the City of Oak Park. The Zoning Map Amendments affects the following addresses: 21955 Republic, 21950 Wyoming, 21930 Wyoming
Capital Street addresses: 13390,13380, 13350, 13270, 13240, 13200, 13080, 13040, 13000, 12980, 12950, 12930, 12900,12720, 12700, 11000, 10850, 10800, 10750, 10700, 10600, 10400, 10280, 10240, 10230, 10200, 10150, 10130, 10120, 10100, 10030, 10020, 10010, 8750, 8700, 8624, 8564, 8538-8544, 8500
Coolidge addresses: 23137, 23001, 23100, 23090, 22150, 22100-22140, 22001, 22011, 22031, 22041, 22101, 22105, 22111, 22115, 22121, 22125, 22131, 22123, 22135, 22141, 22151, 22153-22155, 22173, 22185, 22211
Nine Mile addresses: 13770, 13600, 13500, 13400, 13300, 13351, 13631, 13641-13645, 13651, 13701, 13801, 13805-13807, 13821-13825, 13831, 13835, 13841, 13845, 13855, 13901, 13905, 13925, 13941
Parcel ID’s with no address: 25-31-228-021, 25-32-151-035, 25-32-176-019, 25-33-151-037
The proposed City of Oak Park Zoning Ordinance and proposed Zoning Map Amendments can be reviewed at https://www.oakparkmi.gov/departments/community_and_economic_development/planning.php or by scheduling an appointment to view by calling Kim Marrone at (248)691-7404. 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
The areas under consideration for rezoning center in two distinct areas. The first is the area near the intersection of Coolidge Hwy and Nine Mile Rd. These properties were previously zoned either B-1, Neighborhood Business or B-2, General Business. Through the Master Plan process adopted in 2020, a Future Land Use Map was included along with two new zoning districts. The properties in this area were identified to be rezoned as MX-2, Mixed Use 2 District. In the map below you can see the properties identified. The MX-2 zone will allow for a variety of uses and help to create a more walkable, bikeable downtown business district. Mixed Use sites blend a variety of residential, cultural, commercial and service businesses that are functionally integrated within two- or three-story buildings and provide pedestrian connections throughout. These areas are typically characterized by ground-floor uses that include convenience retail, personal services, and restaurants with upper story residential units.
The second area under consideration is the North side of Capital Street. These properties are currently zoned LI, Light Industrial. It is recommended to rezone these properties to become a new district called IF, Industrial Flex which will allow a better transition of uses as they neighbor residential properties. The Industrial Flex district was created to foster a mixture of live/work and maker spaces that complements and transitions to nearby commercial, residential, and industrial districts. This district generally transitions from industrial uses to a higher density, adaptive reuse or modern infill to accommodate an eclectic live/work mixture of uses while still allowing for traditional industrial uses.
|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