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Brett Lenart AICP,
Planning Manager

734.794.6000 x42606

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Planning Services

Jump to STREA​M plan and permit system | upcoming participation opportunities activity reports

Planning Services works to guide land use development, policy and preservation that best meets the City of Ann Arbor's goals. This work is steered by the Comprehensive Plan, initiatives put forth by the City Planning Commission, community efforts, and/or by changes in state and local legislature. To support this work, Planning Services is responsible for the following:

  • Boards and Commissions: Planning Services supports the City Planning Commission, the Design Review Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Historic District Commission​​.
  • Zoning Administration: Staff is responsible for administering, preparing amendments for, and maintaining the City's zoning ordinance and development standards, known as the Unified Development Code​.
  • Development Review:  Planning Services accepts and coordinates review and approval of development activities including site plans, rezoning petitions, special exception uses, and land divisions.  See the Development Review webpage for more information and applications as well as submitting an application. ​
  • Long Range Planning:  Planning Services is responsible for implementing and updating long-term land use goals outlined in documents that make up the C​​ity's Comprehensive Plan
  • Current Planning Initiatives: Visit the Current Planning Initiatives webpage to check out our current and recently completed projects.

​STREAM Online Plan and Permitting System Services​

Planning and Development Services is now using a new plan and permitting system called EnerGov, with an entirely online customer service web page called STREAM.  You can now apply for all of these types of plans and projects, and more, completely online including payment:  

  • Site Plan applications
  • Special Exception Use, Rezoning, and other planning petitions
  • Historic District Commission applications
  • Zoning Board of Appeals applications
  • Zoning information reports and analysis reports
  • Land division and land transfer applications
  • Building and trade permits

 Use and bookmark this link for easy access to STREAM.​ Please contact staff​ with any questions. ​

Upcoming Citizen Participation Notices and Meetings​​ ​

1208 South University Avenue ​The proposed development consists of a 17-story mixed use residential and retail tower with 211 rental apartment units and 2,000 sf of ground-level commercial tenant space.

The ground floor incorporates a residential lobby and leasing area, retail space, bike storage, and garage parking. Residential units begin on the 2nd floor and extend up to the 17th floor where interior and exterior amenity spaces are offered.  The existing one-story structure on the property will be demolished. The sidewalk will be extended and streetscape will be added along University Avenue in compliance with City ordinances.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm at Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan​ 48104
Click 1208 South University Avenue to view a PDF version of the postcard.  ​

Woodbury Gardens - The property owner is proposing to demolish 3 existing buildings and construct a seven-story apartment building (with attendant parking) containing approximately 306 dwellings in a mixture of studios, 1, 2, &
3 bedroom units - under conditional TC1 re-zoning.
The meeting will be held Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.  
Click Woodbury Gardens to view a PDF version of the postcard. ​​​

142 East Hoover Street  - Hoover Street Auto, located at 142 East Hoover Street, is requesting site plan approval to redevelop three adjacent parcels at 142-146 East Hoover Street.  The project will include construction of a new 6,000 sf auto repair facility east of it's existing facility.  The existing facility will be demolished upon completion of the new facility.  Improvements​ include underground storm water retention, parking, landscaping, new repair bays and office area.  
Click 142 East Hoover Street to view a PDF version of the postcard.    ​

1655 Plymouth Road - The proposed redevelopment project will include an interior and exterior remodel of the existing vacant building to a Taco Bell quick-service restaurant with drive-thru.  The project will include asphalt repaving,​ concrete replacement, construction of an ADA compliant accessible route from the public sidewalk on Plymouth Road, and installation of an underground stormwater detention device. ​
Click 1655 Plymouth Road to view the postcard.  ​

2900 South Main Street  - The owner of the property has proposed to build a new apartment building on 3-stories of approximately 46 residenti​​​​al units above 1-story of parking at grade.  ​Click 2900 South Main Street to view the postcard.  ​​

Report of Activities

2019 Planning Services Activities Report - This report notes our accomplishments, partnerships and initiatives as well as provides a summary of development within the city in the 2019 calendar year (this report is best viewed in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge browsers).

Map of Planning Petitions - this interactive webmap shows recent plans and petitions submitted for review to Planning and Development Services. View all petitions, or filter by Site Plan, Rezoning, Zoning Board of Appeals applications, and more. Click on each dot for a link to see further documents in our permitting system, STREAM.