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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Planning Commission Members

Shannan Gibb-Randall, Chair

Elli​e Abrons, Vice-Chair

Lisa Sau​ve, Secretary​
Sarah Mills

Sara Hammerschmid​

Wonwoo Lee

Sadira Clarke

Donnell Wyche

Lisa Disch, City Council Representative

 

Communications should be directed to the full Planning Commission by email at [email protected] or by mail at 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48107.

 

Work Program

Planning Commission Assignments

Bylaws

Meeting Schedule

Beginning January 1, 2022, these meetings will take place physically at City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor of the Guy C. Larcom, Jr. Municipal Building, 301 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor.

 In continued response to the COVID pandemic, for Regular Meetings, public comment will also be available virtually if you do not wish to attend in person. Please note it is possible that virtual public comment may encounter technical difficulties that prevent your participation. To guarantee your comments are received, you must submit them in writing ahead of the meeting or attend in person. Comments may be made during the public comment portion of the meeting by calling the following number: 206-337-9723 or 213-338-8477 or Toll Free 877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099 and entering the meeting ID: 977 6634 1226, or via the published Zoom meeting link.

For Working Session Meetings the meetings will be conducted solely electronically (virtually).

Check the City of Ann Arbor's homepage (www.a2gov.org) for more information on how to participate in public meetings or visit our legislative software (Legistar). ​

Planning Commission agenda and packets are available at the City of Ann Arbor's Legislative Information Center.

Citizen Participation

One of the most important jobs of the Ann Arbor City Planning Commission is to provide an opportunity for the public to offer constructive comments on items before it, and then to take those comments into account when making its recommendations or decisions.

As a citizen, you can take an active role in shaping Ann Arbor by participating in the planning and development process.  Information on public hearings and tracking development petitions is provided below.

For tips on communicating effectively when attending meetings and conversing with planning staff, planning commissioners, developers, and fellow residents see the Citizens Guide to Effective Communication.

Public Hearings

The Planning Commission holds public hearings on all development petitions it reviews.  Notice of upcoming public hearings is provided in several ways in order to reach the people most likely to be affected by or interested in proposals:
  • 15 days before a hearing, a notice is published in the Washtenaw Legal News (visit www.legalnews.com, click on Public Notice Quick Search, and type in "City of Ann Arbor PH")
  • 15 days before a hearing, postcards describing the project and providing the date and time of the hearing are sent to property owners, residents, and registered neighborhood and business associations located within 300 feet of the property being considered.
  • One week before the hearing, an orange sign is prominently posted on the property being considered. The sign contains:

    1. The name of the petition
    2. The time and place of the hearing
    3. How to get more information 
    4. The date the property was posted
At the Planning Commission public hearing members of the public may speak for up to 3 minutes (or 5 minutes if an official representative of a neighborhood association). 
 
Written comments may be submitted in advance of the Planning Commission meeting by hand delivery to Planning Services, 1st floor of City Hall, during regular business hours (M-F, 8 am - 5 pm) or by email to [email protected]. Comments received by noon the day of the meeting will be printed and distributed at the meeting.

Development Petition Information 

In addition, the following information on development petitions is available to the public:

  • Upon receipt of a petition, usually the last week of the month, the plan set is displayed in the lobby of City Hall
  • You can monitor staff review comments on petitions by going to www.a2gov.org/permits and clicking on "Search" in the Projects ​box.  Use the pulldown menu to select "Project Name" in the first box of the search string, then enter the project name in the last box.  Review comments will be pdf links at the bottom of the page.
  • On the Friday afternoon preceding a hearing, the Planning Commission agenda and packet are posted on the Legislative Information Center,​ and an agenda is posted in the lobby of City Hall, 301 E. Huron.  

Meeting Minutes

Minutes are typically adopted by the Planning Commission the month following a meeting. Approved minutes are provided in the City of Ann Arbor's Legislative Information Center.
 




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​Planning & Development Services
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor
734.794.6265
 
Planning Manager

Brett Lenart, AICP 
[email protected] 
734.794.6000 x42606