Unified Development Code (UDC)

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​​​​​​​​​​​Chapter 55: Unified Development Code

The Unified Development Code divides the City into zoning districts and contains the development standards for construction in the City, such as permitted uses, setback and height regulations, parking, landscaping and buffering, signs and fences, and the approval procedures for new construction and redevelopment. 

Download a copy using the link below.​

​​Cha​​​​​pter 55:  Unif​ied Dev​elopment Code​​ Seventh Edition (PDF) 

Seventh Edition includes amendments through January 30, 2022

Unpublished Amen​dments 

The following ordinances to amend the UDC have been approved since the most recent edition was published and will be included in the next:​

  • Ordinance ORD-22-11; M1 Permitted Uses and R2A Dimensional Standards; Effective August 21, 2022 - Amendments to Table 5.15-1 (Primary Uses) and 5.17-2 (Dimensional Standards)
  • Ordinance ORD-22-13​; Parking Standards; Effective September 4, 2022 - Amendments to Section 5.16 (Use Specific Standards) and Section 5.19 (Parking Standards)
  • Ordinance ORD-22-12​; Marijuana Licenses, Trees in the Right-of-Way, Landscape Modifications; Effective September 4, 2022 - Amendments to Section 5.16 (Use Specific Standards), Section 5.20 (Landscaping and Screening), and Section 5.30 (Modifications)
Find any proposed amendments currently being considered on the Proposed Amendments page. 

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​Planning & Development Services
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor
Planning Manager

Brett Lenart, AICP 
[email protected] 
734.794.6000 x42606