Planning Commission

Meetings
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7pm
  • Canton Administration Building
    1150 S. Canton Center Road
    1st Floor Board Room
    Canton, MI 48188
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Planning Commission meetings follow the rules of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267. That means meetings are posted in advance and minutes are kept.
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Members
Commission Overview
The Planning Commission is an appointed body that reviews proposed development projects and makes recommendations to the township Board of Trustees. The township's Planning Services Division acts as technical staff to the commission. The commission meets 2 Mondays per month, in either a study session or regular meeting.

Project Review & Approval
All new projects in Canton must undergo a thorough approval process. Except for industrial projects, this includes review by the Planning Commission. The commission has authority to grant final approval to projects located in the office district. The approval process ensures that each project meets all local and state zoning regulations, and that the community receives the best development possible.

The commission can recommend approval of a project to the Board of Trustees, ask for revisions to be made, table any action on a project, or recommend denial of a project to the board. It is also responsible for final approval of and amendments to the township's Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map.

Meeting Participation Guidelines
Residents are invited to speak during public hearings once the hearing is declared open. After the public hearing is declared closed, the commission will discuss and vote on the project. The Planning Commission welcomes public comment on all business items that come before the commission. Please view the following documents for further information:
Canton Community Television
For those unable to attend, regular meetings are taped for later broadcast on Canton Community Television (CCTV). CCTV airs on Comcast (Channel 12) and Wide Open West (Channel 10) cable. Showtimes are at 9 p.m. until the meeting ends, on Tuesday and Thursday. You may also request a copy of the show from Canton Community Television by calling 734/398-5241.