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Community Development

The City of Allegan’s Community Development Department works to ensure that the City’s neighborhoods and commercial districts are great places in which to live, work, and play. The department provides staff support to the Economic Development Corporation, Downtown Development Authority, Historic District Commission, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Community Development Department also works to resolve various blight and code enforcement issues. This includes issues such as building and property disrepair, animal waste, front yard parking, junk and trash abatement, and overgrown grass and vegetation. 

For Development Review Questions:

All Planning, Historic District Commission & Zoning Questions
Lori Castello, Zoning Administrator
Professional Code Inspections of MI
616.877.2000

Conceptual Review Meetings are available with the Zoning Administrator, Lori Castello, upon request. If you are interested in scheduling such a meeting, please click here for additional information. 

Downtown Development Authority Questions

Parker Johnson, Downtown & Promotions Manager
City of Allegan
269.673.5511

EDC & BRA Questions
Christopher Tapper, City Clerk & Assistant to the City Manager
City of Allegan
269.673.5511

All of the Above

Joel Dye, City Manager
City of Allegan
269.673.5511

Helpful Links:

To view the City of Allegan's Guide to Development, click here

For more information on the development review processes, click here.

Click on the following links for their respective information: City of Allegan Official Zoning Map, City of Allegan Code of Ordinances, City of Allegan Zoning Ordinances, and City of Allegan Blight Ordinance

The following link will provide additional information for residents regarding available recycling programs.


To report a concern, click here, or download the Allegan Connect App in the App Store or Google Play.

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