Welcome to Peninsula Township
The Old Mission Peninsula is perhaps Michigan's most unique and scenic township. Unlike the typical six-mile by six-mile-square township, the Old Mission Peninsula is finger-like in shape, projecting approximately 16 miles into Grand Traverse Bay. The township varies from one to three miles in width and encompasses approximately 42 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. The 2020 U.S. Census lists a population of 6,068.
Peninsula Township Offices Closure Notice
Peninsula Township offices are closed Thursday, April 6, 2023 in observance of Good Friday.
Public Hearing Notices
Township Board - Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. a public hearing will be held on the following application for special use permit:
The Peninsula Township Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 1972. There have been 202 approved amendments to date. Proposed amendments include:
Employment Opportunity - Planning and Zoning Administrator
Peninsula Township seeks an energetic, committed individual for the position of Planning and Zoning Administrator. A bachelor’s degree in planning and AICP certification is preferred but not required. This individual will work under the Director of Planning and Zoning to assist with a myriad of tasks, including the following:
or Planning tabs (website opens in new tab). If you have questions, please email the township clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is May 20, 2023.
Request for Proposals for Administration of the Purchase of Development Rights Program
Peninsula Township is soliciting sealed bids to award a contract to assist the Director of Planning with the administration of the Purchase of Development Rights Program as outlined in Ordinance #23, Amendment #3. Program administration includes; oversight of the process for the selection and prioritization of eligible lands, negotiation of conservation easements, closing, annual monitoring and assistance with enforcement. Assistance with public education and outreach will also be important. All monitoring shall comply with the Land Trust Alliance Standards as amended. Issue Date: February 28, 2023. Bid Deadline: April 25, 2023, 5 p.m. Bids Opened: Immediately after deadline on April 25, 2023 in the Peninsula Township Office Conference Room, 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.
Program Coordinator: Jenn Cram, Director of Planning email@example.com or 231.223.7314.
Township Meetings Streaming on YouTube
Most township meetings held at the township hall are streamed live on the township's YouTube channel (website opens in a new tab) and are available for viewing for 30 days after they are held.
Grand Traverse County Road Commission