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    Suzanne Schulz 
     sschulz@grcity.us
    Mission Statement
    The Planning Department exists to guide public and private development efforts and administer related City ordinances fairly. We carry out our responsibilities under the direction of the City Commission, appointed boards and commissions, and the City's Master Plan while respecting the overall views and interests of the community and people who are impacted by specific projects or changes.

    We believe in working with people to build consensus solutions that improve the quality of life in the community and help to make Grand Rapids a better place in which to live and work, and to visit.
    ​As city government representatives we pledge that people will be treated fairly, have the opportunity to be heard and will be respected in their dealings with the Planning Department.

     If you're looking for...

    ...Current or upcoming public hearings by the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, or Historic Preservation Commission:​
    Navigate to that board/commission's individual web page using the ​"Boards and Commissions" menu at the upper left. Watch for the "Agendas, E-Packets, and Minutes (Web Portal)" link.
    ...A specific zoning code provision: Navigate to the "Zoning Ordinance" page using the menu at the left and click on "Zoning Ordinance Text" on that page.
    ...the zoning of your property: Use the methods outlined on the "What's My Zoning?" page.
    ​...an application for zoning approval, zoning verification, temporary use, etc.: ​Click on the "Forms and Applications" link in the menu.
    ...Bike Safety Education, Vital Streets, River Restoration, sustainability, or other projects: Click on the "Plans and Studies" link in the menu. River Restoration is part of the GR Forward Plan. For projects in specific neighborhoods, click the "Area Specific Plans" link.
    ​...information on Historic Districts or landmarks, including the new Story Map: ​Click on "Historic Preservation" via the "Boards and Commissions" link in the menu to the left.
     
    Click here to download a copy of the presentation from the Community Meeting regarding proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments on 11/29/2016: PRESENTATION.pdf11-29-16 Meeting Presentation.pdf
     
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