Whether you are planning to develop a new property or improve an existing property in Michigan, you will almost certainly need to face the local planning commission. Winning approval of the local planning commission is crucial to the success of your development project as city councils and township boards place great weight on their recommendations.
Every project and every commission is different, but there are a few guiding principles that can position you to win the planning commission approval you need. The free “How to Win Planning Commission Approval” guide available on this page explains these principles and provides helpful background information on how planning commissions make decisions and tips for submitting applications and appearing before the commission.
The guide is written by Michigan land use attorney Larry Opalewski of Detroit-based Dalton & Tomich, PLC. Opalewski has successfully represented clients in planning commission meetings throughout the state of Michigan and sits on the commission in his own community. While the “How to Win Planning Commission Approval” guide is a great place to start on your journey to gaining the approval you need for your Michigan development project, it is always best to hire an experienced land use attorney to increase your chances of approval.
Request your free copy of the guide using the form on this page, or feel free to contact Opalewski directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 313.859.6000.