Planning and Development

Clarkston’s Planning and Development department is responsible for the review and processing of zoning requests, zoning variances, conditional use permits, code amendments, notification for public hearings, annexations, and custodian of official zoning maps and long-range plans.  The Planning and Development Department aims to facilitate efficient city development while ensuring future growth. To strengthen and protect each neighborhood while supporting state-of-the-art businesses and real estate development. This, in turn, will create new jobs, lay the groundwork for quality land development, and broaden Clarkston’s tax base, drastically improving each resident’s quality of life—today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Planning & Zoning Board

The Planning and Zoning Board is made up of five (5) resident members, all appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Each member serves a four (4)-year overlapping term.

The Planning & Zoning board also has final approval when it comes to permitting permanent sign permits.

Board Members:

  • Birendra Dhakal – Chairman
  • Chuck McFarland – Vice Chairman
  • Benjamin Hendrick
  • Amy Medford
  • Felicia Weinert

Anyone interested in serving on the Planning & Zoning Board in the case of a  vacancy is encouraged to complete and submit a  Planning & Zoning Committee Application, and return to the Planning and Development Director.

Meetings and Agendas

Time and date: The Planning and Zoning Board meets at 7:00pm on the third Tuesday of every month unless noted elsewhere.

Past and future agendas: For more information about the meeting schedule, current agenda, and past agendas of the Planning and Zoning Board, check out the following links:

2018 Planning & Zoning Meeting Calendar

Current Agenda

Archive Agendas

Fee Schedule