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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

Zoning Ordinances



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
-Annual Report Fiscal 2020/2021
-Annual Report Fiscal 2021/2022

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 Salam Habhab 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
-Conceptual Site Plan Review Checklist
Site Plan Review Checklist
Site Plan Review Flowchart
- Guide To Development


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. 

Planning Commission Meeting Dates 2023 and Submission Deadlines
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

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

Payment Options

Site Plan Review applications, Zoning Board of Appeal requests and all other Economic Development and Planning Department fees may be paid online, in-person, by mail, or placed in the drop box at the City Hall.   

  • Pay in-person at the Municipal Services, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237 
  • Drop your payment in the drop box located at the City Hall doors at 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237 
  • Mail your payment to Municipal Services, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237 
  • Pay Online by using the City of Oak Park BS&A online system. Here is the link Pay Bills Online ( 

Applications are not processed until payment is received and all document attachments (if required) are included. 

 Helpful Information

Helpful Forms and Links - Planning:

Building Permits
-Online Payment Options
Liquor License Application
- Fee Schedule
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


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