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It all starts here. All developments - subdivisions and condominiums, commercial buildings, and industrial developments - start with the Planning Department. Since the incorporation of the City, the Planning Department has overseen almost 4000 cases. The primary responsibility of the Department is to provide great customer service while applying standards of the Zoning Ordinance, Master Plan, local, county and state regulations to any proposal to assure the best development for the community.


Mohamed Ayoub
36300 Warren
Westland, MI48185
734.467.3219 direct
Monday through Friday


Developers interested in locating in Westland should review the Planning Process. The Planning Commission is a recommending body that usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Their recommendations are provided to City Council to aid in their decision-making process. Meetings are broadcast by your local cable provider. Notice of agenda items are published in the Westland Observer and residents are notified by mail if they own property or live within 300 feet of the proposal.  Additionally, the meetings schedule and agendas are available through the link on the right.

Other duties of the Planning Department include:

  • Reviewing and planning public improvements.
  • Providing zoning and Zoning Ordinance information and guidance to assist in the enforcement of Zoning Ordinance requirements.
  • Processes and reviews Applications for Site Plan and Special Land Use Approvals                          
  • Processes and reviews Application for Rezoning.
  • Processes Land Division Applications.
  • Processes requests for Vacation and Abandonment of streets, alleys and easement for property owners.
  • Prepares updates to the City of Westland Master Plan and the Official City of Westland Zoning Map.
  • Prepares written reports and technical assistance toBoards and Commissions, including City Council, the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Assists in the establishment of Special Authorities.
  • Ensures commercial and residential sites comply with approved site plans and landscape plans.
  • Processes Applications for Tree Permit and oversees the City of Westland Tree Preservation Ordinance.
  • Assists the citizens of Westland in improving their quality of life.
  • Provides zoning verification letters for commercial and industrial properties.
  • Provides information regarding the Master Plan and the Future Land Use Map

To contact the Planning Department please E-mail us at


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