Planning Commission

Planning Commission 

The Oak Park Planning Commission is created under Act 285, Public Acts 1931 and City Ordinance. It is the responsibility of the planning commission to guide community development.  The planning commission also makes recommendations on zoning and other land controls as well as updating the Master Plan.

Master Plan
The City of Oak Park Planning Department developed a City Master Plan that creates a clear set of objectives and provide direction for development and enhancement of the City over the next five years. Areas of focus include land use, community facilities, recreation, complete streets, and priority development sites.

The City worked closely with the general public, City staff, the Recreation Department, the Oak Park Library, Planning Commission and the City Council to develop the City Master Plan.

The plan is now complete and approved by the Planning Commission.  To view the plan please click here.


Site Plan Approval

Site Plan involves a detailed and technical review of a site plan.  The review will include the location of buildings, layout of a site, pedestrian and vehicular circulation and access, landscaping, parking, screening etc., as well as conformance with existing master planning documents. 

Conceptual Site Review  The staff encourages you to do a conceptual site review.  This service is Free of charge and helps to expedite the approval process.  Please contact the City Planner at (248)691-7450 to schedule a meeting or call the Economic Development Director at (248)691-7404.

Site Plan Approval Ordinance
Site Plan Application
Site Plan Review Checklist
Site Plan Review Flowchart
Planning Commission Meetings

The Planning Commission regularly meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Mich.

City of Oak Park Important Application Dates and Meeting Schedule

Meeting Agenda
              January 8, 2018 - No meeting, lack of business
              February 12, 2018
              March 12, 2018
              April 9, 2018
              May 14, 2018
              June 11, 2018
              July 16, 2018
              August 13, 2018
              September 10, 2018
              October 8, 2018
              November 12, 2018
              December 10, 2018
              March 13, 2017
              April 24, 2017
              May 8, 2017  
              June 12, 2017
              July 10, 2017
              August 14, 2017 - cancelled due to lack of quorum
              September 11, 2017
             October 9, 2017
             November 13, 2017   *PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 6 P.M.
             December 11, 2017


The nine member Planning Commission provides citizen review and recommendations on planning-related matters to the City Council.  The Planning Commission is responsible for the preparation and adoption of the City Master Plan and advises City Council on the Zoning Ordinance and development proposals the Planning Commission has reviewed.  The Planning Commission meets on the second Monday of the month.

For more information about the Planning Commission, visit Planning Commission.




Helpful Forms and Links - Planning:

Building Permits
Fee Schedule
Liquor License Application
Massage Facility License

Outdoor Dining Application
Rezoning Application
Sign Permit Application
Site Plan Application
Temporary Sign Permit

Useful Planning Documents

Future Land Use Map

Master Plan - 1996
Master Plan - 2017

Sign Regulations
Site Plan Review Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Application
Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Ordinance Map

Planning Publications
Business Assistance Guide
Garage/Shed Construction
Group Home Day Care (Children)
Home-Based Business Regulations
Medical Marijuana
Political Sign Regulations
Vehicle Dealer License Regulations