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Grand Traverse County Planning Commission was established in 1985, under the County Planning Act, PA 282 of 1945, now superseded by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, PA 33 of 2008, as amended.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 Comprehensive 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, Zoning Administrators and Planning Commission Chairs' Quarterly Meetings, and Annual County Planning Awards Banquet
Represent Planning Commission on the County Parks and Recreation Commission and TC-TALUS
Prepare a strategic plan and an annual budget and report