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How Can I Win Planning Commission Approval?

Written by Lawrence Opalewski on January 7, 2020 Category: Dalton & Tomich Videos, Detroit Land Use and Zoning, Land Use and Zoning, Michigan Land Use and Zoning

Winning a recommendation of approval from a local planning commission comes down to a few key areas, as planning commission veteran and land use and zoning attorney Larry Opalewski explains in this video.

Tips to help you win planning commission approval:

  • Prepare a thorough and complete application.
  • Be knowledgeable about your project.
  • Understand your local zoning requirements and how your proposal fits in with the master plan.
  • Remember that planning commission members are citizens too. Explain your vision and make it easy for them to grant you the approval you need

While your chances to win approval from a planning commission will increase if you follow the above guidelines, the planning commission approval process can be complex. The advice of a land use and zoning attorney with planning commission experience can be very beneficial.

Larry Opalewski is a senior associate at Dalton & Tomich, PLC. He brings experience both as an attorney and as a citizen planner, serving his community as a
planning commissioner for Clinton Township, Michigan. He has appeared before planning commissions across Michigan and helped property owners and developers win planning commission approval throughout the state.

To learn how Larry can help you achieve a recommendation of approval from your local planning commission, contact him today at 313.859.6000 or click here.

You may also be interested in our blog featuring tips to help you succeed in your planning commission appearance. Visit our website for more Michigan and Detroit land use and zoning resources.

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