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Planning Commission

The City of Northville Planning Commission is empowered by City Council and is given the authority to establish procedures, standards and administrative rules whereby applicants are required to submit for review and approval a site development plan, to minimize the possibility that a particular development may have on the adjacent property, and further to ensure proper relationships between the development features as they relate to: traffic safety, service roads, driveways, parking areas, accessory buildings and uses and open spaces.

 Site Plan Application  
 Sign Permit Application  
 Special Land Use Application
 Petition for Change of Zoning  
     Master Plan

 Pre-Application Meeting Request

This application is for prospective applicants that wish to request a meeting with the City's Planning Consultant.  Pre-application conferences are encouraged in order to familiarize applicants with the zoning ordinance requirements for their potential project prior to applying to the Planning Commission for project review and approval.

 Development Review Fee Schedule

Click here for more information on Procedures to Appear before the Planning Commission.

More information on the Planning Commission is available in the Government section of our website.

Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments


The City of Northville Planning Commission has prepared draft text amendments to modify Section 15.02 of the Zoning Ordinance that describes how front yard average setbacks are calculated for residential buildings in the R-1A and R-1B zoning districts. The proposed language will eliminate the multiplier, add one foot to the front yard average setback, and clarify how the average is determined.

The proposed text amendments will be considered at a public hearing conducted by the Planning Commission on July 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the City of Northville Municipal Building – Council Chambers, 215 West Main Street, Northville, Michigan, 48167, 248-449-9902. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public input on these proposed changes.

The complete text of the draft ordinance amendment may be reviewed at the Building Department during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or on the City’s website at (go to Services/Building Department/Planning Commission). Written comments will also be received at the above address.


DATED: July 2, 2015

 Public Hearing Notice
 Draft Text Amendment for Article 15 Front Yard Average



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