Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a non-political seven member body comprised of residents and other stakeholders of the Township.  One member is a Township Board member.  All of the members are appointed by the Township Board.  The Planning Commission reviews land use issues such as Site Plan Review, Rezoning of property, Special Land Uses, Planned Unit Developments and other matters dealing with land use.  The Opportunities 2030 Master Plan sets the long term vision for land use in the Township. 

All Independence Township Planning Commission Meetings are held at the Independence Township Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month and with the fourth Thursday of each month reserved as needed, except as modified, as indicated below.  To see a list of projects going through the development review process and provide public comment on items currently in front of the Planning Commission, please click here.

January 13, 2022 CANCELLED July 28, 2022*
February 10, 2022 August 11, 2022
March 10, 2022 September 11, 2022
April 14, 2022 October 13, 2022
May 12, 2022 November 10, 2022
June 9, 2022 December 8, 2022

* 4th Thursday

For 2022, all meetings will be simulcast via Cisco Webex Meetings.  For instructions on using Webex, click here.  To test your computer with Webex, click here.  Please note that if your computer does not have a microphone you will need to change your audio setting to use “call-in” and call the provided number from your desk or cell phone.  Please check the Township Calendar here to see the electronic meeting connection details.  The meetings will be conducted virtually and in-person as authorized by the State of Emergency declared by resolution of the Township Board in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.263(2).

You may also send correspondence regarding the meetings addressed to Planning Commission, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 to express your concerns and comments prior to each meeting. You may also email your comments or concerns to Brian Oppmann, Planning & Zoning Director (248-625-8111, Option 2 or prior to the meeting. A copy of the meeting materials may be found on the Township’s website here or reviewed at the Township Planning & Zoning Department. Please also use the aforementioned contact for any questions on this process.