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Planning Commission

Casco Township Planning Commission Members

 

Eric Reeve, Chairperson

Stanley Pankiewicz, Vice Chairperson

Joe Stevens, Secretary and Township Board Representative

Cynthia Goulston

James Edwards

Denise Page

Keith Teltow

Planning Consultant: Clearzoning, Inc./Giffels Webster

Casco Township - St. Clair County - Planning Commission

Casco Township Planning Commission – St. Clair County, Michigan

Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes

 

The Casco Township Planning Commission has numerous roles and responsibilities including the following:

Prepare the Casco Township Master Plan

The Master Plan is the primary policy document to help guide land use decisions of the Township. The Master Plan is to be reviewed by the Planning Commission every five (5) years as required by State law. A public hearing is required prior to action by the Planning Commission.

Develop and update the Township Zoning Ordinance

The Planning Commission shall develop standards, text, and graphics for the zoning ordinance and make recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees for the adoption of zoning ordinance language. A public hearing is required prior to recommendation by the Planning Commission.

Review and make recommendations to the Township Board on all zoning requests

Rezoning requests include both text and map change requests that come from an Applicant. A public hearing is required prior to recommendation by the Planning Commission.

Review requests for new land uses and new development

New land uses and site development are reviewed through the site plan review process. Most new non-residential buildings, land uses, and site development require action by the Planning Commission.  Some minor improvements can be approved administratively. Consult the Township Zoning Ordinance for all the details.

Review applications for special land uses

By law, special land use approval requires review of both the land use and a site plan.  In Casco Township, approval authority is with the Planning Commission. A public hearing is required for a new special land use.

The Michigan Planning Enabling Act and Michigan Zoning Enabling Act set forth the details and full responsibilities of the Planning Commission.

 

 

 

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