Planning & Economic Development


The Planning and Zoning Department principal functions are supervising the long-range planning for the community and reviewing all site development proposals submitted to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. As part of these functions, the department is responsible for the administration of the Zoning Ordinance and other land development regulations. Plans are reviewed for building setbacks, flood plain violations, height limitations, parking accommodations and site density as well as many other items.

 Our mission is to encourage economic growth throughout the city by promoting business opportunities and advantages that are unique to Mount Clemens; identifying the needs to the business community; facilitating strategic partnerships to address those needs; encouraging job creation and growth; and, marketing the city's unique assets to future businesses and residents.

Please review the Online Guide to Development to learn about various processes for development projects, as well as information ranging from certificates of occupancy to securing site plan approval for a new development. If you took part in the development review process, please click the following link to participate in a very brief survey of your experience:  Development Review Customer Survey.

We are pleased to offer free conceptual development review meetings for prospective developers.  Please click the link below for details.

The City has also compiled a summary document detailing its general marketing strategy.

 Please see the following priority redevelopment sites as identified in the 2016 Master Plan Update: