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 email@example.com
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.
eComment Instructions for Electronically Held Meetings (PDF)
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 Activities 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 .
Short Term Rentals
On July 20th, the Ann Arbor City Council will consider a proposed Ordinance that would establish a new Chapter in the City Code and establish requirements, permitting, fees, and penalties relative to the establishment and operation of short term rentals in the City of Ann Arbor.
More Information: Short Term Rentals
Upcoming Citizen Participation Meetings