Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning serves as a function of the Building Department and is managed by the Planning & Zoning Administrator.  The Planning & Zoning Administrator responds to developer and resident inquiries regarding the Township Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan.  The Planning & Zoning Administrator also provides professional staff support to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.

If you are interested in developing in Independence Township, we are a One Stop Ready community.  We are development ready and able to provide a predictable timetable for each developer who works with the Township.  The Township provides Pre-Application meetings free of charge to the developer.  Attendees at these meetings, depending on scope, may include the Township Planner, Township Engineer, DPW Director, Fire Marshall, and a subcommittee of the Planning Commission.

Please contact Brian Oppmann, Planning & Zoning Administrator if you have questions regarding the Development Process.

Current Development Projects:

The map below identifies the locations of both projects currently under construction and those still in the Planning phases. By clicking any where on the map you will be redirected to a comprehensive detail of all projects listed below.
Open Projects 11-6-17 RESIZE

Listing of Projects throughout the Township:
Last Updated: November 6, 2017

  1. Wellbridge of Clarkston
  2. Eagle Ridge at Morgan Lake Phase 1
  3. Encore at Deerhill
  4. Clarkston-Dix
  5. Northridge
  6. Waldon Pines at Pine Knob
  7. Brookshire Estates
  8. Alex’s Market
  9. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
  10. Vista Springs at Trillium Village
  11. Pine Vista
  12. Poolmart
  13. Tim Horton’s
  14. Genisys Credit Union
  15. Regency at Stonewood (Ciena Healthcare)
  16. BP Gas Station
  17. Parks at Stonewood – “Park Place”
  18. Comfort Care Rezoning