The Planning Department is responsible for guiding, directing, and reviewing land use development activities within Oshtemo Township. The department serves as Staff to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Downtown Development Area Board, Parks Board, and is actively involved with the Township Board.

The Planning Department consists of a Planning Director, Zoning Administrator, and Secretary. The department is responsible for administering the Zoning Ordinance and implementing the Township Master Land Use Plan.

Master Plan Updates:

**Update**

The Public Hearing for the Master Plan Update is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Township Hall. The DRAFT Master Plan update can be found HEREIn addition, the DRAFT Master Plan Update may be examined at the Oshtemo Township Hall during normal business hours.

You are invited to attend this hearing. If you are unable to attend, written comments may be submitted in lieu of a personal appearance by writing to the Planning Commission at the Township Hall, 7275 W. Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, up to the date of the hearing and may be further received by the Planning Commission at said hearing. Or, written comments may be provided by e-mail to Planning Director Julie Johnston at gro.omethso@notsnhojj.

Department Updates:

 

In addition, the department provides assistance and information in the following areas:

Ben Clark, Zoning Administrator

  • Review of all development proposals
  • Zoning Ordinance provisions
  • Rezoning requests
  • Land divisions
  • Master land use planning functions for the Township
  • Water and sewer extensions
  • Sign permits
  • Economic development
  • Demographic information

The department also responds to requests for information from residents, developers, and others and works closely with the other departments, engineer consulting firm and other County and State agencies.

Linda Potok, Secretary

Planning Documents and Forms you may find helpful:

Planning Staff includes:

OFFICE

7275 W. Main Street,
Kalamazoo, MI  49009

TELEPHONE

269 216-5223

FAX

269 375-7180

MAIL

7275 W. Main St
Kalamazoo MI 49009

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Upcoming Events


Notice Board

2018 Development Review Deadlines
Posted on December 7, 2017

2018-2023 Capital Improvement Plan (Adopted)
Posted on December 4, 2017

Township Board Special Meeting 11/17/2017
Posted on November 16, 2017

DDA Open House Material 10/5/2017
Posted on October 13, 2017

Sewer Project on KL Avenue
Posted on October 6, 2017

BTR Park 2.0 Project Update
Posted on September 22, 2017

New Interactive Township Map
Posted on September 15, 2017

Township Board Special Meeting 9/22/2017
Posted on September 15, 2017

Township Board Special Meeting 9/19/2017
Posted on September 15, 2017

Maple Hill South Sub-Area Plan Open House
Posted on August 28, 2017