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 5.4.17

Listing of Projects throughout the Township:
Last Updated: June 16, 2017

  1. Eagle Ridge – Single Family Residential Development
  2. Encore at Deerhill – Condominium Development
  3. Clarkston-Dix – New Commercial
  4. Northridge – Single Family Condominium Development
  5. Waldon Pines at Pine Knob – Condominium Development
  6. Brookshire Estates – Single Family Residential Development
  7. Alex’s Market – Mixed Use (Market/Bistro/Fueling Station)
  8. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church – Church Addition
  9. Vista Springs at Trillium Village – Senior Dependent & Independent Living
  10. Pine Vista – Single Family Condominium Development
  11. Poolmart – New Commercial
  12. Tim Horton’s – New Commercial
  13. Ciena Heathcare – Senior Dependent Care & Rehabilitation Facility
  14. Deer Lake Knolls Subdivision – Lake Access
  15. Genisys Credit Union – New Commercial
  16. Millstones Golden – Kennel Operation
  17. Comfort Inn & Sit-Down Restaurant – New Commercial
  18. Medilodge of Clarkston – Senior Rehabilitation Facility
  19. Water Tower Self Storage - Minor PUD Amendment