General Planning Information
The Planning Department works closely with township property owners on issues regarding Special Use Permits, Developments and Ordinance Amendment. Recommendations are based on township ordinances, which are driven by a comprehensive master plan.
There are two staff members to help implement proposed plans along with seven Planning Commission members who make recommendations regarding Township policy to the Township Board.
Gordon Hayward is our Assistant Planner.
Christina Deeren is our Zoning Administrator.
The Planning Commission:
Members include :
Chair: Al Couture
Vice Chair: Monnie Peters
Secretary & ZBA Representative: Laura Serocki
TB Representative: Isaiah Wunsch
Member : Donna Hornberger
Member: Marilyn Elliott
Member: Susan Shipman
Click HERE to view The Master Plan. Survey - Click HERE to view a blank survey. Survey Results - Click HERE to view a copy of the Final Report
Purchase of Development Rights
Click HERE to view a copy of "Forging New Protections: Purchasing Development Rights to Save Farmland" - how Peninsula Township Designed & Built Support. Click HERE to view the 2018 map of protected lands.
Donation of Development Rights
The Township's DDR program may be a great option for you! Contact Gordon Hayward, Assistant Planner, at 231-223-7314 if you are interested in more information. The application is available HERE
Ordinance Re-write Information
Peninsula Township is currently working with McKenna Associates, a professional planning firm, to re-write the Zoning Ordinance. To participate in this process please join us at the Planning Commission work session meetings held at 5:30 PM on the third Monday of each month at the Township Hall. For more information please contact Brian VanDenBrand in the Planning & Zoning Department. Pertinent documents can be found below and will be continuously updated throughout this process.
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