Planning and Zoning

P.O. Box 250130
4550 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI  48325-0130
Phone: (248) 451-4876 Fax: (248) 451-4871
Email: Ask Planning

Planning Department Staff:
Amy Neary, AICP
Planning Director

Gordon Bowdell, AICP
Zoning Coordinator / Planner

Patricia Lake
Senior Planning Clerk

Tricia Belcher
Project Permit Specialist

Under the direction of the Supervisor, the Planning Department provides support and recommendations to the Planning Commission, Township Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals to assist in making land use and development decisions for the Township.   The Planning Department is responsible for:

    • Review of site plans, subdivisions, rezoning and planned unit developments
    • Review of wall signs, ground signs, community special event signs, temporary signs, contractor signs
    • Administration and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance
    • Development and implementation of the Townships Master Plan
    • Administration of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
    • Review of variance requests, zoning appeals, and zoning interpretation requests

 Meeting Notice


Township Board, Planning Commission, Environmental Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals

To comply with the Michigan Open Meetings Act (MCL 15.265) notice is hereby given of a joint meeting of the Charter Township of West Bloomfield Township Board, Environmental Commission, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals on

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM in the Community Room of the Drake Sports Park located at 6801 Drake Rd. West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322.

The purpose of the public meeting is to allow the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) to provide ‘

Planning and Zoning Essentials’ training to the West Bloomfield’s Boards and Commissions.

Please be advise that although the public is permitted to attend this training session (public meeting), the class handouts are only intended for the Boards and Commissions.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Planning Department at 248-451-4876.

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