Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement

Phone

(231) 922-4778

Hours

Monday–Friday
8:00am–5:00pm
Excluding Most Federal Holidays

Address

City of Traverse City
Planning & Zoning Department
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
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Shawn Winter

Planning Director
(231) 922-4465
swinter@traversecitymi.gov

Dave Weston

Planning & Zoning Administrator
(231) 922-4464
dweston@traversecitymi.gov

Mike Trombley

Code Enforcement Officer
(231) 922-4414
mtrombley@traversecitymi.gov

Kaitlyn Aldrich

Planning Assistant
(231) 922-4778
kaldrich@traversecitymi.gov
 

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Overview

The Planning & Zoning Department is responsible preparing the City's Master Plan, which influences the regulations and standards in the zoning ordinance and any future changes to it, they are the responsibel for zoning districts and appropriate enforced regulations, code enforcement, and approval of site plans.

In addition, the Planning Department administers the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by working with all City Departments on project submissions and coordinating reports.

Pre-Application Development Meeting

Prior to developing a formal site plan review application, the City encourages those interested in a project to schedule a free pre-application development meeting. If you already have a location identified and a project defined, then please contact the Planning and Zoning Administrator listed above. Be prepared to bring the following:

  • Property location (address or parcel ID)
  • Project narrative or explanation
  • Conceptual sketch plan roughly indicating the locations of lot lines, building placement, parking areas, and rights-of-way with appropriate dimensions.

If a project is more conceptual in nature without an identified location, a pre-application development meeting can still be requested. There are no materials required in this case, and the meeting will serve to provide direction and guidance.


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