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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:

Staff Services and Hours of Operation

In a continued effort to protect public health and safety due to the COVID- 19 virus, all Planning Services operations are taking place remotely.  For general questions, please email at [email protected] or call 734.794.6265.​

Planning Staff Directory

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 Meetings

  • September 21, 2022, 6:30-8:00pm, for "Southtown" project on block of S. State/White/Stimpson/Henry.  Meeting at Venue event space, 1919 S. Industrial Hwy and ZOOM - For more information and zoom link, see invitation postcard (PDF). 

Rep​ort of Activities

2019 Planning Services Activities Report​ - 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).

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

Brett Lenart, AICP 
[email protected] 
734.794.6000 x42606

Staff members are available remotely by email and phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.