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Planning  & Zoning


The Planning Commission oversees development in the city, both by reviewing site plans and developing a master plan to direct and advise future development in the city.  The master plan is designed to encourage the healthy growth of Allegan without sacrificing those cultural and historical bastions held dear by the community. The City of Allegan Planning Commission conducts its regular meeting on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Council Chamber at Allegan City Hall, 231 Trowbridge Street, Allegan, MI 49010.  Copies of agendas and meeting minutes can be found here.

Zoning is the language of the physical city. It aims to promote an orderly pattern of development and to separate incompatible land uses, such as industrial uses and homes, to ensure a pleasant environment. The Zoning Ordinance is a legal instrument to regulate and establish limits on the use of land and building size, shape, height, and setback. This Ordinance, in concert with the boards and commissions regulating the zoning of Allegan, work together to ensure harmony and positive growth in the City of Allegan.  Copies of agendas and meeting minutes can be found here.

The following is a list of a few City of Allegan, Planning & Zoning documents

City of Allegan Master Plan

Five Year Economic Development Plan

RRC Certification Report

M-89 Corridor Report

2015 Wellhead Protection Plan

City of Allegan and Allegan Township Joint Recreation Plan

Safe Routes to School Action Plan

Allegan Downtown Strategic Plan

Public Participation Plan

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You may also view the City of Allegan's Official Zoning Map, click here.

Information regarding the City of Allegan Code of Ordinances, click here. 

Information regarding the City of Allegan Zoning Ordinances, click here

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