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

Public Notice

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, 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

Proposed Zoning Ordinance

Proposed Rezoning  

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.



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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

2021
- April 12, 2021

2020
- July 13, 2020
June 8, 2020
March 9, 2020
February 10, 2020


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

2018
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