Planning & Zoning

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Role of Planning

The Planning Department is responsible for both the current and long range administration of community land use laws and adopted comprehensive plans. These include the Zoning Ordinance, Form Based Code, Subdivision Ordinance, and the Wyoming [re]Imagined Master Plan. The Planning Department serves the Wyoming City Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals by providing professional recommendations pertaining to development proposals, rezonings, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance  and Land Use Plan, and variance requests. The Planning Department facilitates the multi-departmental review for all developments in the City, except for single-family housing. 

The City’s Guide to Development can be found here. The guide to development includes an overview of the development review process in the City of Wyoming. The guide explains the review processes, policies, steps, and other relevant information for applicants. Links to web pages and contact information are provided throughout the document for easy access to the most up-to-date forms, applications, and all other pertinent information.

The City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is continually updated and includes a three year implementation plan. CIP projects include street, watermain, storm sewer, and non-motorized trail construction, as well as preventative maintenance of infrastructure. The CIP and details about the three year implementation plan can be viewed here.

 

Zoning

The City of Wyoming is divided into numerous residential, commercial, and industrial zoning district classifications. Zoning codes regulate almost all types of development to varying degrees.

Zoning codes pertain to such matters as maximum height, minimum building area, minimum lot sizes, minimum setbacks to buildings, and use of property.

Zoning codes also regulate such matters as fence installations, maximum height, parking requirements, signs, and storage of recreational vehicles.

The Building Inspections department enforces the zoning code; however the Planning Department should be contacted for Zoning Code Map changes. The zoning map is updated periodically on this web display.

The complete Zoning Code text is available within our City Code.

The Form Based Code affecting properties surrounding 28th St, Burton St, and Division Ave S in the City is available for your review.

 

Wyoming [re]Imagined Master Plan

The Wyoming [re]Imagined Master Plan was adopted by Planning Commission on February 16, 2021 and approved by City Council on March 1,2021. This plan is a guide for growth in Wyoming over the next 15 to 20 years. To view the plan click here. To learn more about the plan, visit wyomingmi.gov/reimagined.

 

Public Meetings

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for making and adopting a master plan for the physical development of the City, considering such factors as land use, transportation, public facilities and utilities, and recreation and open space; planning for the redevelopment of blighted areas; preparing and update as needed a zoning plan; reviewing development proposals, including rezoning, special uses, subdivision plats, and site plans. Meetings are generally scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1155 - 28th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. Occasionally, the Planning Commission hosts Special Meetings. View the Public Meetings and Events Calendar for upcoming Agendas. 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

The Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for hearing and deciding on appeals after Public Hearings for variances from minimum Zoning Code requirements or hearing and deciding on appeals to a City official’s interpretation of a Zoning Code requirement. Meetings are generally scheduled for the first and third Monday each month at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1155 - 28th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. View the Public Meetings and Events Calendar for upcoming Agendas. 

 

Site Plan Requirements & Procedures

Article 5 of the Zoning Ordinance provides the development review procedures for the City. The detailed submittal requirements, including application, fees, and review schedules are provided in Site Plan Requirements & Procedures.

Scheduled Deadlines for Developmental Review

Under the “Rules of Procedure for the Wyoming Planning Commission”, developments requiring Planning Commission approval must be submitted to the Planning Department at least 30 days prior to allow sufficient review time. A site plan approval letter may be issued within a week following Planning Commission approval. The project submittal filing dates and Planning Commission meetings for the year 2024 are: 

Project Submittal (By 5 p.m.)                    Planning Commission Meeting (7 p.m.)

March 14, 2024                                              April 16, 2024

April 18, 2024                                                 May 21, 2024

May 16, 2024                                                  June 18, 2024

June 13, 2024                                                  July 16, 2024

July 18, 2024                                                  August 20, 2024

August 15, 2024                                            September 17, 2024                              

September 12, 2024                                    October 15, 2024              

October 17, 2024                                          November 19, 2024                                              

November 14, 2024                                    December 17, 2024

December 19, 2024                                     January 21, 2025

Nine sets of folded, full-size plans (24” x 36” maximum) shall be provided to the Planning Department. An electronic copy is also required. The review process typically involves several City Departments and may require up to three weeks to complete. 

 

Zoning Verification Letter Application

To request a zoning letter please complete the Zoning Letter Request Form and email it to plan_info@wyomingmi.gov.

 

Variance Application for Board of Zoning Appeals

Article 10 of the Zoning Code outlines the procedures for submitting a variance request to appeal the City's Zoning Code. The detailed submittal requirements, including application, fees and review schedules are provided in the following Zoning Board of Appeals Application Packet

 

Contact Us

For information or assistance please contact the Planning Department at 616-530-7285 or by email at Planning and Economic Development.