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Planning & Development

The City of Lapeer is committed to working closely with residents, business owners, and developers with all aspects of their development needs to provide a business-friendly climate while striving to enhance and protect the community.

The Planning Department is responsible for overseeing and ensuring compliance with ordinances, adopted land use plans, and procedures for all development activities throughout the City in an effort to foster quality growth, as well as providing professional planning services through assistance, advisement and education to residents, business owners, developers, boards and commissions.

Through comprehensive and strategic planning the Planning Department focuses on the community’s long-term commitment to economic vitality, environmental integrity and quality development and design.

The City of Lapeer Planning Department is in the 60 day review period for a 2021 update to the Master Plan.  Comments on the plan should be sent to the Planning Department by January 14, 2021.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the plan update at the January 14, 2021 regular meeting.

Click Here to review the 2021 Master Plan.

Click Here for the Development Review Procedures Handbook.

Click Here for the Public Participation Plan.

Click Here for the Economic & Marketing Strategies

Click Here to review the 2021 Development Survey Results