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Welcome! The Ann Arbor City Planning Division 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. 

Check out our Economic Health page about efforts 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.

Upcoming Citizen Participation Meetings

Solar Ordinance Public Meetings

Three public meetings are being held to provide information on a proposed Amendment to the City of Ann Arbor Zoning Ordinance regarding placement of Solar panels and equipment on residential properties. For more information on this item, review the Staff Report (PDF), the Ordinance Text (PDF), and the Solar Community Research Chart (PDF).

Meeting Details:

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.                        Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue, Ann Arbor
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.                             Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Road, Ann Arbor

Please contact City Planner, Matt Kowalski with any questions.

Matt Kowalski                                                                                    734.794.6000  x42612                                                

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Planning Commission Committee meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Check the City's master calendar for detailed meeting information.

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

Brett Lenart, AICP 
734.794.6000 x42606