Planning and Zoning

P.O. Box 250130
4550 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI  48325-0130
Phone: (248) 451-4876 Fax: (248) 451-4871
Email: Ask Planning

Planning Department Staff:
Amy Neary, AICP
Planning Director

Gordon Bowdell, AICP
Zoning Coordinator / Planner

Patricia Lake
Senior Planning Clerk


Under the direction of the Supervisor, the Planning Department provides support and recommendations to the Planning Commission, Township Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals to assist in making land use and development decisions for the Township.   The Planning Department is responsible for:

    • Review of site plans, subdivisions, rezoning and planned unit developments
    • Review of wall signs, ground signs, community special event signs, temporary signs, contractor signs
    • Administration and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance
    • Development and implementation of the Townships Master Plan
    • Administration of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
    • Review of variance requests, zoning appeals, and zoning interpretation requests

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