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Planning and Zoning


This office is responsible for long and short term community development and also specific projects being developed in Muskegon Township.  Zoning ordinance enforcement and revision, processing of applications for variance, special use permits, site plan reviews and other development issues are also the responsibilities of this office.

Commercial Site Plans are reviewed at the Planning Commission Meeting which meets at 7:00PM the 2nd Monday of each month in the Township Board Room.  The deadline for submittal to the Planning Commission is at noon the Wednesday before the meeting.  Special meetings on the 4th Monday of the month are held upon request for a fee. 

Special Use applications are also reviewed by the Planning Commission.  Application processing time is approximately 3 weeks.

Zone Change applications and PUD requests are reviewed by the Planning Commission and their recommendation is made to the Township Board for ultimate approval or denial.  Application processing time is approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on Tuesdays at 5:00PM in the Township Board Room upon request.  Application processing time is approximately 3 weeks.

Details on submittals or other zoning questions may be obtained by calling the Planning/Zoning department at 231.777.2555 Ext. 1132 or by e-mail planning-zoning@muskegontwp.org.  

Request For Proposal 2021 Master Plan


 A copy of the current Muskegon Charter Township Master Plan is available for review at Township Hall.  For more details or to submit comments please contact the Township's Planning/Zoning department at (231) 777-2555, ext 1132 or by email planning-zoning@muskegontwp.org

The master plan is available in separate pdf files:
     b. Goals and Objectives

     c. Future Land Use and Zoning Plan
     d. Implementation
     e. Public Involvement
     f.  Natural Environment
     g. Population & Land Use
     h. Housing & Neighborhoods
     i.  Economic Development
     j.  Transportation & Utilities
     k. Community Facilities
     l.  Appendix