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​​​Planning Services Operations due to the COVID-19 Virus

All Planning Services operations are taking place remotely. Should you have any questions, please email us at or call 734-794-6265 (this voicemail inbox is checked hourly).

 Direct Staff contact information is below. Staff members are available remotely by email and phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Brett Lenart, AICP

Planning Manager

​734.794.6265 x 42606

​Chris Cheng, AICP 

City Planner

​734.794.6265 x 42616

​Alexis DiLeo, AICP

City Planner

​734.794.6265 x 42610​

​Jeff Kahan, AICP

City Planner

​734.794.6265 x 42614​

​Matthew Kowalski, AICP

City Planner

​734.794.6265 x 42612

​Jill Thacher, AICP

City Planner, Historic Preservation Coordinator

​734.794.6265 x 42608​

​Jon Barrett

Zoning Coordinator

​734.794.6265 x 42654

​Mia Gale

Administrative Assistant

​734.794.6265 x 42665​

Kristen Vander Lugt

Administrative Assistant

734.794.6265 x 42618


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Welcome to Planning Services

The Ann Arbor City Planning Services 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. 

Find out more about our current and recent projects on the City Planning Initiatives page.  Check out our Economic Health page for how we are working to achieve Ann Arbor's sustainability goal of a resilient local economy. The Zoning​​ Maps​ page includes mapAnnArbor, the city's dynamic online mapping system, as well as individual PDF zoning maps for downloading. Information about Citizen Participation in the development review process helps residents navigate the development review process.

The Planning Services Report of ActivitiesTitle Page 4.PNG for 2019 is available now. This report notes our most recent 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)

Unified Development Code (Chapter 55, Ann Arbor City Code)

City Council Adopted the Unified Development Code (UDC) on July 16, 2018. The Unified Development Code​ (UDC) went into effect on July 29, 2018.  Beginning on that date, all zoning decisions and development reviews are made pursuant to this update code. 

Let us know what you think of the new format, we always appreciate feedback .

Upcoming Resident Participation Opportunities

None at this time.



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

Brett Lenart, AICP 
734.794.6000 x42606