The Leelanau County Planning Commission was created in 1970 by the County Board of Supervisors (now the County Board of Commissioners). In 2011, the County Board of Commissioners passed a new Ordinance and Resolution for the Leelanau County Planning Commission - making it consistent with current Public Acts and requirements.
The County Planning Commission is responsible for:
- Preparing and maintaining a plan for the development and/or protection of the peninsula. It will be responsible for adopting the Leelanau General Plan. Review and update of the Plan should be performed at least once every 5 years.
- Preparing and updating a Capital Improvements Plan, and submitting it to the County Board of Commissioners on a regular basis for use during the budgeting process.
- Preparing special studies and plans, as deemed necessary by the County Board of Commissioners.
- Preparing an Annual Report and submitting to the County Board of Commissioners, and all local units of government in the county.
- Reviewing and commenting on proposed new public facilities or improvements.
- Making recommendations on proposed township plans and/or rezoning or text amendments.
- Assisting in the development of model regulations for use by the county or local governments.
- Attempting to prevent incompatible planning and zoning.
- Coordinating planning and associated development regulations with other governmental units and public agencies.
- Learning about and staying up to date on the responsibilities of the Planning Commissioners and on various tools available in implementing local plans.
- Welcoming citizen comments on local planning and zoning issues and acting upon or referring those comments as appropriate.
- Educating the general public about the values and benefits of planning.
This page last updated on 7/14/2023.