Planning & Zoning
NEMCOG offers a variety of planning services to our 8-county region in Northeast Michigan. All counties, townships, villages and cities in our region are eligible to become a member of NEMCOG and receive professional planning services at a membership rate.
NEMCOG has worked with many communities in our 8-county region to draft new or update existing plans including:
Master/Comprehensive Plans; Zoning Ordinances; Recreation Plans; Strategic Plans; Hazard Mitigation plans; Natural Resource Plans; Wellhead Protection Plans; Water Resource Plans; Transportation Plans; Solid Waste & Recycling Plans
Completed and active community plans & zoning ordinances can be found under menu options of this page.
In addition to assisting communities with plan and ordinance development, NEMCOG staff can provide planning support to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, or Governing Body on an hourly, as-needed basis. Communities can opt to enter into a continuing planning services contract with NEMCOG for professional expertise in planning related issues. This will allow NEMCOG staff to act as a community's own professional planning staff upon request of the community on an as-needed basis.
Zoning Ordinance amendment review
Site plan review reports
Review and generation of professional reports/opinions for Planning Commission action items
Review and generation of professional reports/opinions for Zoning Board of Appeals cases
Review and generation of professional reports/opinions on rezoning proposals
Professional expertise on the implementation of existing plans
General professional expertise on planning and zoning questions
Click on "Zoning" on the left to read more....