Planning Department


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Ronald F. Wuerth, A.I.C.P.
Planning Director
One City Square, Suite 315
Warren, MI 48093-5283
(586) 574-4687
(586) 574-4645
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Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Department Staff
Michelle Katopodes, A.I.C.P., Planner I
Judith Hanna, Senior Administrative Secretary

Ilir Biblekaj, Planning Aide
Anna Cleghorn, Planning Aide
Elizabeth Huttenlocher, Planning Aide

The City of Warren is in the process of updating the Master Plan. For More info Please Click Here. 

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Welcome to the City of Warren Planning Department. Our mission is to provide citizens and businesses easy access to information and links relating to approvals, projects and programs administered by various commissions and staff in planning, community and economic development.

Our hope is that you find this information valuable, streamlining the process in making the City of Warren a positive place to live and do business.

Under the direction of the Planning Commission, the Planning Department is charged with the responsibility of providing professional advice and service in implementation of the City's Master Plan.  As key advisers to the Planning Commission, City Council and other City commissions and authorities, their goal is orderly and continued positive growth in the City of Warren.

The Planning Department serves as technical advisors and administrators in applying for:

• Zoning ordinance and map revisions related to Warren’s Master Plan.
• Site Plan approval for commercial, industrial and residential multiple family and site condominium developments.
• Site Plan amendments, special land uses, and outdoor retail sales.
• Land use (Zoning) amendments
• Vacations of public alleys, easements, walkways and right of ways.
• Lot splits and combinations
• Property plats.
• Studies related to transportation, recreation, and other land uses.
• Staff liaison to economic development programs for redevelopment such as the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Downtown Development Authority, Community Development and Block Grant Program and the Tax Increment Finance Authority.


Planning Commission Schedule for 2017

Planning Commission Schedule for 2018

City of Warren Planning Links:

Building Division Zoning Board of Appeals Application and Instructions
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA)
Brownfield Re-Development Authority (BRA)

Industrial Facilities


For other Planning related information, click on the links below:

American Planning Association

Michigan Association of Planning (MAP)

MAP's Community Planning Principles

City Council Resolution in Support of A Complete Street Policy

Michigan Planning Enabling Act of 2008

Michigan Zoning Enabling Act of 2006

State of Michigan Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act

State of Michigan Corridor Improvement Authority Act

State of Michigan Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Act

State of Michigan Home Rule City Act

State of Michigan Land Division Act

State of Michigan Open Meetings Act

State of Michigan Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) Act

Macomb County GIS