The Planning Commission is a division of the Planning & Economic Development Department. The Planning & Economic Development Director is the administrator of the Planning Commission.
Meetings & Hearings
Generally the Second Thursday of every month
City Hall 36725 Division Road Richmond, MI 48062
Meetings are immediately following the Board of Zoning Appeals meetings. Notices of Planning Commission public hearings are displayed as classified legal advertisements in the North Macomb Voice newspaper prior to the public hearing date in accordance with applicable law.
Richmond's Planning Commission plays an important role in land use decisions for the city. The Planning Commission advises the City Council on all matters related to the orderly growth and development of the City of Richmond. The responsibilities of the Planning Commission include:
Considering and making recommendations on updates and amendments to the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance
Advising the City Council on Master Plan amendments, changes, or additions to the Zoning Ordinance
Reviewing site plans, special land use requests, and planned unit developments for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance
The Planning Commission is made up of seven members of the community plus the city manager and the mayor, for a total of nine voting members. The seven citizen members are appointed to three-year staggered terms commencing on July 1, and the city manager and mayor serve by virtue of their respective offices. The citizen members are appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the City Council.