Our Community Development Department is committed to providing our residents with quality development in our city.
Through urban planning, we seek to preserve, enhance, and diversify developments and design of land use in the City of Berkley.
Below is the list of our city's urban planning categories and projects for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
Planning Commission: Rezoning
The purpose of this category is to change the zoning classification of a parcel. This process involves a public hearing before the City Planning Commission. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council, and the City Council has final authority to grant or deny the request. Granting of a rezoning must be supported by the Master Plan and must not negatively impact adjacent property owners.
You can view the current Rezoning Projects below:
Planning Commission: Special Land Use
The purpose of this category is for land that requires additional consideration because of its unique characteristics and possible impacts on the neighboring properties and community as a whole. Examples include; drive-in or drive-thru eating establishments in the Downtown District.
You can view the current Special Land Use Projects below:
Planning Commission: Zoning Ordinance Amendment
The purpose of this category focuses on such amendments that can be brought to the Planning Commission either by a resident/property owner request or from the City staff. Amendments can be made to make changes to the Zoning Ordinance that include; land uses, parking, signs, landscaping, etc.
You can view the current Zoning Ordinance Amendment Projects below:
Planning Commission: Site Plans
You can view the current Site Plan Projects below:
Planning Commission: Marihuana
Below is the list of Marihuana Site Plans for review:
No projects at this time.
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Zoning Board of Appeals: Variance
The purpose of this category focuses on requests for an exception to the land use regulations within the Zoning Ordinance.
Two broad categories that fall under Variance: Dimensional (Non-Use) and Use
- Dimensional - Authorizes a deviation from a requirement related to land improvement or configuration of a building on the property.
- Use - Authorizes a land use not normally permitted in the zoning district.
Zoning Board of Appeals: Appeal of Administrative Decision
This category is for any appeals that may be taken to the ZBA by any person or office, department, board, aggrieved by a decision of the zoning officer or planning commission.
You can view the current Appeal of Administrative Decision Projects below:
No projects at this time.
Zoning Board of Appeals: Interpretation of Commercial Message (Murals)
This category is for request(s) by an applicant or property owner to the ZBA to determine if a proposed mural or work-of-art contains a commercial message.
You can view the current Interpretation of Commercial Message (Murals) Projects below: