A community’s zoning ordinance is perhaps one of the most critical tools used in land use planning.

Our expert planners help you to implement your zoning ordinance through site plan review, special land use review, and reviews of variance requests, among other applications and petitions. We attend public meetings to help guide your elected and appointed officials through the decision-making process for each application. As your planners, we accept and review applications impartially. We can also provide onsite zoning administration service in order to conduct the day-to-day administration of the zoning ordinance.

From time to time, the ordinance will need to be revised. We write clear, manageable ordinance language, drawing on industry best practices and our decades of experience in Michigan. In most cases, our on-staff experts prepare the draft language, working closely with the municipal attorney, staff members, and planning commission to craft standards that fits your community just right.