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Ordinance Amendment: Trees in setbacks and land clearing applicability

Planning Commission: Public Hearing Notice

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m.





Please take notice that the Traverse City Planning Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan, to consider the following:


  • An amendment to the Traverse City Code of Ordinances Land Use Permits, Section 1322.01 in Chapter 1372 Administration, Enforcement and Penalty; Encroachments into the setbacks, Section 1332.05 in Chapter 1332 Single-Family Dwelling Districts; Encroachments into the setbacks, Section 1334.05 in Chapter 1334 Two-Family Dwelling District and Alternative compliance, Section 1372.02 in Chapter 1372 Landscaping regarding allowing the Planning Director the ability to waive setback requirements to save an existing tree greater than or equal to 6 inches diameter at breast height and an amendment to amend land use permit applicability to clarify that land clearing requires a land use permit.


You may view the proposed request at the Planning Department. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  You are hereby invited to voice your opinion by attending the public hearing or by sending comments to the Planning Commission, by mail at 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49684, or email at stating your reasons for approval or disapproval.




Heather Shaw, Secretary

Traverse City Planning Commission


The City of Traverse City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Penny Hill, Assistant City Manager, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan, 49684, 922-4440, T.D.D. 922-4412, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in section 235.107 of the Department of Justice regulations. Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from the ADA Coordinator. If you are planning to attend and you have a disability requiring any special assistance at the meeting, and/or if you have any concerns, please immediately notify the ADA Coordinator.

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