Planning Commission

Planning Commission 

The Oak Park Planning Commission is created under Act 285, Public Acts 1931 and 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 Planning Department developed a City Master Plan that creates a clear set of objectives and provide 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 City worked closely with the general public, City staff, the Recreation Department, the Oak Park Library, Planning Commission and the City Council to develop the City Master Plan.

The plan is now complete and approved by the Planning Commission.  To view the plan please click here.


Site Plan Approval

Site Plan 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. 

The staff will meet with you to do a conceptual review at your request.  Please contact the City Planner at (248)691-7450 to schedule a meeting.
Planning Commission Meetings

The Planning Commission regularly meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Mich.

City of Oak Park Important Application Dates and Meeting Schedule

Meeting Agenda
              September 11, 2017
              August 14 , 2017
              July 10 , 2017
              June 12, 2017
              July 10, 2017
              August 14, 2017 - cancelled due to lack of quorum
              September 11, 2017
             October 9, 2017
             November 13, 2017   *PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 6 P.M.
             December 11, 2017
Meeting Minutes
              October 10, 2016
              November 14, 2016
              March 13, 2017
              April 24, 2017
              May 8, 2017
              June 12, 2017
              July 10, 2017
              August 14, 2017 - cancelled due to lack of quorum
              September 11, 2017
              October 9, 2017
              November 13, 2017
              December 11, 2017

The nine member Planning Commission provides citizen review and recommendations on planning-related matters to the City Council.  The Planning Commission is responsible for the preparation and adoption of the City Master Plan and advises City Council on the Zoning Ordinance and development proposals the Planning Commission has reviewed.  The Planning Commission meets on the second Monday of the month.

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


Helpful Forms and Links - Planning:

Building Permits
Fee Schedule
Liquor License Application
Massage Facility License

Outdoor Dining Application
Rezoning Application
Sign Permit Application
Site Plan Application
Temporary Sign Permit

Useful Planning Documents

Future Land Use Map

Master Plan - 1996
Master Plan - 2017

Sign Regulations
Site Plan Review Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Application
Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Ordinance Map

Planning Publications
Business Assistance Guide
Garage/Shed Construction
Group Home Day Care (Children)
Home-Based Business Regulations
Medical Marijuana
Political Sign Regulations
Vehicle Dealer License Regulations