Planning Commission


  • 3 p.m.
  • Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • Commission Chambers - 2nd Floor
  • Governmental Center
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Traverse City, MI 49684
  • 2017 Meeting Schedule
  1. Planning Commission

    Physical Address
    400 Boardman Avenue, Suite 307
    Traverse City, MI 49684

    Phone: 231-922-4676

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Mission Statement

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Grand Traverse County Planning Commission was established in 1985, under the County Planning Act, PA 282 of 1945, now superseded by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, PA 33 of 2008, as amended.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).