Planning Department

Please Note: Planning Commission Meetings are cancelled until further notice because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

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

Department Staff

Ronald F. Wuerth, AICP, Planning Director,
Michelle Katopodes, AICP, Planner II,
Judith Hanna, Senior Administrative Secretary,
Angela Reed, Temp Clerical,
Mark Gorbett, Planner Aide,

Planning Commission Agenda and Minutes
Zoning Maps & Ordinance

Our Zoning Map is broken down into individual square mile sections of the City. Click on the links below to reach the section you are looking for. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Zoning Atlas
Zoning Ordinance

Performance Bond Forms

Letter of Credit

Come into the Planning Department to obtain these forms:
Cash Bond Form
Surety Bond Form


Ronald F. Wuerth
AICP, Planning Director

One City Square, Suite 315
One City Square, Warren, MI, USA
(586) 574-4645

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.