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 14, 2021
July 8, 2021
February 11, 2021
August 12, 2021
March 11, 2021  September 9, 2021
April 8, 2021 October 14, 2021
May 13, 2021 November 11, 2021
June 10, 2021 December 9, 2021

For 2021, 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 determine if the meeting is in-person and/or totally virtual, for purposes of complying with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Gathering Prohibition and Face Covering Order.

The regular meetings can be accessed by Clicking Here. The meeting number is 132 405 8501 (Password: Indtwp).  Public comment and questions will be accepted during the meeting at an appropriate time. The Chair of the Meeting will explain the procedure and rules.

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 the meeting. You may also email your comments or concerns to Brian Oppmann, Planning & Zoning Director (248-625-8111, Option 2 or boppmann@indtwp.com) prior to the meeting. A copy of the meeting materials may be found on the Township’s website here or reviewed at the Township Building, Planning & Zoning Department. Please also use the aforementioned contact for any questions on this process.