The Ann Arbor City Planning Division provides expertise and information to advise and guide public and private community decision makers in achieving the best possible development, redevelopment, improvements and preservation for the benefit of the people who live in, work in and visit the city.
General Planning News
The following public workshops have been scheduled to get feedback on future Washtenaw Avenue configuration alternatives, such as adding bike lanes, sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, streetscapes, buffers, and transit stops.
Tuesday, May 28, 6-8 pm, Washtenaw County Service Center LRC, 4185 Washtenaw Avenue
Wednesday, May 29, 8-10 am, Washtenaw County Service Center LRC, 4185 Washtenaw Avenue
Thursday, May 30, 7-9 pm, Carpenter Elementary, 4250 Central Boulevard
Friday, May 31, 2-4 pm, EMU McKinney Union, 330 Cross Street
Visit the Washtenaw Avenue Corridor Plan webpage for information about this multijurisdictional planning initiative.
Sign Ordinance Amendments:
A public meeting on proposed amendments to the Sign and Outdoor Advertising Ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7 pm in the Basement Level conference room of Larcom City Hall (301 E. Huron St). The ordinance amendments would prohibit off-premise signs (i.e. billboards) larger than 200 sf; would allow for “changeable copy” to be used on a portion of a sign; and set limits on the brightness of illuminated signs. Background information is provided in the links below:
South State Street Corridor Plan:
The Planning Commission adopted the South State Street Corridor Plan as an amendment to the Master Plan: Land Use element on May 21, 2013. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 17, 2013 for City Council consideration of the plan. To view the adopted plan, go to the project webpage at www.a2gov.org/southstate.
R4C/R2A Zoning District Study:
The Planning Commission has forwarded its recommendations to City Council. To learn more, visit the project website.
ZORO Draft Available:
The public draft of the Unified Development Code, which is being created as part of the Zoning Ordinance Re-organization (ZORO) project, is now available at the project website.
Planning Commission Meeting Agenda and Packet
The City Planning Commission generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Council Chambers (2nd floor of City Hall) and has a working session on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The Planning Commission meeting schedule, agendas and packets are available at the City of Ann Arbor's Legislative Information Center.
- Click here to access the City's Meeting, Agenda and Minutes Calendar. Scroll down the page to the City Planning Commission meeting and click on the Agenda or Meeting Details links for the packet materials.
Planning Commission Committee Meetings
Planning Commission committee meetings are open to the public. Public comments are accepted at the end of the meeting.
City of Ann Arbor Public Notice and Input Process (pdf)
Citizen Participation Ordinance (pdf)
Citizen Participation Ordinance Guide for Major Projects (1.97 MB pdf)
Citizen Participation Ordinance Guide for Other Projects (pdf)
Development review and site plan process
Residential and commercial neighborhood associations
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Last updated: May 23, 2013