Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for processing and reviewing land use plans for development and redevelopment within the City. The Planning Department also conducts studies and develops ordinances to govern land use, distributes and archives existing land use data, and administers the City's Woodlands and Wetlands ordinances.

Are you a developer who may not be sure where to start? Contact the Planning Department to set-up a Pre-Application meeting with the City Planner and relevant staff members to discuss your project and the overall review process. Click here to view the Pre-Application Meeting Checklist.


City of Southfield Public Sustainability Survey

Scan the QR Code below or click this text box to download/print the survey (PDF), complete, and return to in the Planning Department.


Planning Department Projects Online

Planning Department Projects Online is an online interactive tool that will allow residents to view proposed land use cases being considered by the Southfield Planning Commission and City Council.

Full plans and documents currently being considered by the Planning Commission and City Council are also available at the Planning Department front counter during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please click the card below for information on Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments/Misc. Planning Items being reviewed by the Planning Commission and/or City Council that are not specifically property-based.

Planning Department Projects Online
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Red Pole Park

Southfield One View

Access the City of Southfield’s Internet Geographic Information System (GIS) here. This web mapping application allows the user to search for specific properties or areas within the City. The user can then overlay various data sets onto the data view including the zoning map, property dimensions, contour lines, wetlands information, land use maps, etc.

Southfield Public GIS Viewer
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Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments/Misc. Planning Items

The Planning Department, as directed by the City Council, drafts Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments for Planning Commission and City Council review and approval (and subsequent adoption into our Zoning Ordinance). Please note that draft text amendments are subject to modifications as they move through the review and approval process.

Similarly, the Planning Department may coordinate special projects requiring Planning Commission and/or City Council review and/or approval that are not specifically related to a single property. Click this card for further information.

Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments

Location and Contact Information

City of Southfield Planning Department
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Phone: (248) 796-4150