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Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Commission Chambers - 2nd Floor
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
2017 Meeting Schedule
400 Boardman Avenue, Suite 307
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
The mission of the Grand Traverse County Planning Commission is to enhance the quality of life in and around Grand Traverse County by being a reliable and objective planning source and partner.
The Grand Traverse County Planning Commission was established in 1985, under the County Planning Act, PA 282 of 1945, now superseded by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, PA 33 of 2008, as amended.
Primary Functions of the Planning Commission
Develop and update County Master Plan
Review of proposed new or changes to master plans
Review of proposed new or changes to township zoning ordinances
Review proposed "PA 116" Farmland and Preservation Agreements
Plan and coordinates county plans and capital projects, including review of substantial capital improvements made by the County
Function as a facilitator of land use issues of greater than local concern
Provide a clearinghouse of land use planning related data and information
Provide land use planning and zoning assistance to local units of government
Manage Land Development Review Committee, Annual County Planning Awards Banquet and regular planning and zoning training workshops
Represent Planning Commission on the County Parks and Recreation Commission
Prepare a strategic plan and an annual budget and report
View and download the
Grand Traverse County Planning Commission Policy Guide (PDF)
Annual Awards Banquet
Sustainable Communities Challenge Planning Grant
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