The Planning Commission is comprised of seven (7) members who are appointed by the Mayor, with approval by the City Council. Members of the Commission serve three (3) year terms. The Planning Commission elects its own officers, including a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary to serve one (1) year terms.

The Planning Commission is authorized to review and approve Site Plans and Special Land Use permits for new commercial and residential development in the City of Novi. The Planning Commission may also approve Woodland and Wetland Permits and Storm Water Management Plans in conjunction with these new developments. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding rezoning applications and proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance. Working closely with City staff, the Planning Commission also prepares and updates the City’s Master Plan for Land Use and presents this report to City Council.

Planning Commission meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Council Chambers. These meetings are open to the public. The public hearing (where public comment is solicited and entered into the public record) is generally held at the Planning Commission meeting for rezoning requests, Zoning Ordinance text amendments and certain development projects. The public is always encouraged to attend a meeting to get their comments on the public record or fill out a comment form and mail or fax it in and it will be read into the record at the meeting.

Persons interested in submitting a development site plan, or proposing a rezoning or Zoning Ordinance text amendment should contact the Planning Division of the Community Development Department at 248-347-0475.

Any additional questions or concerns may be directed to the Community Development Department at the above referenced phone number.

Planning Commission Annual Report - 2023