Development Review

Development Review

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New construction and site improvements are subject to the City of Ann Arbor's development review requirements, with the exception of single- and two-family dwellings and interior alterations of a non-residential building.  Annexations, rezonings and land divisions also are subject to this review process.Planning Services coordinates the development review process, working with City staff from other units to confirm compliance with City codes.

​Petition Applications

To start the development review process, an application is submitted to the Planning Department, and depending on the type of petition, additional drawings or plans are required. Once filed, a project is referred to as a "petition" and the person submitting the project is called a "petitioner.


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

Brett Lenart, AICP 
734.794.6000 x42606