Welcome to the Livingston County Department of Planning

Welcome to the Livingston County Department of Planning

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Photo Credit: Sandon Lettieri

The Livingston County Department of Planning is dedicated to guiding growth and development in Livingston County through sound planning and zoning practices.

Our Mission: Livingston County Planning

The Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, and the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 provide the legislative framework by which our department staff and appointed County Planning Commissioners manage the planning and zoning functions of county government.
 
Together we recognize the importance of achieving a desired quality of life through comprehensive community planning.  We strive to provide programs and services that will assist the sixteen townships, two villages and two cities within Livingston County towards achieving that goal.
 
Highlighted on this website are the various programs and services that Livingston County Planning Department provides, including but not limited to:
  • Review of Master/Comprehensive Plans
  • Parks and Recreation Planning 
  • Grant Writing 
  • Planning Newsletters
  • Infrastructure and Development Planning
  • Demographic Analysis
  • Emergency Management
  • Housing Opportunities
  • Farmland and Open Space Preservation
  • Review of Zoning Ordinances
  • Economic Development 
  • Technical Assistance Guidebooks
  • Community Events
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Human Service Collaboration
  • Environmental Planning
  • Geographic Information Services

  •  County High Quality Natural Areas Assessment Flyer

    Thank you to everyone that attended our Planner's Luncheon on Thursday May 19 regarding the County's High Quality Natural Areas Assessment and real tangible implementation activities to begin preserving these areas by our local municipal partners as highlighted by fellow presenters: Sara Thomas, President of Livingston Land Conservancy, and Kris Olsson, Watershed Ecologist, Huron River Watershed Council.

    Below is a link to our Assessment document as well as the handout that was provided for your use to print and deciminate the information to your local residents and interested parties.

    Thanks again!
    County Planning Staff

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    Livingston County High-Quality Natural Areas Assessment: 

    Livingston-County-High-Quality-Natural-Areas-Assessment.pdf
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    Livingston County High-Quality Natural Areas Assessment Informational Handout: 

    HQNAA Handout.pdf

     County Hazard Mitigation Plan updated for 2022-2027!

    The Livingston County Hazard Mitigation Plan has been updated for 2022.  It is now valid through April 2027.

    The Hazard Mitigation Plan is a compilation of natural hazards, vulnerabilities, historical events and mitigation strategies specific to Livingston County, Michigan.

    This FEMA-approved plan was created through a collaborative effort between county agencies and local jurisdictions. It is intended for review by the public, local jurisdictions, private business, government entities, and others with an interest in Livingston County. The overview of natural hazards, historical events, and mitigation strategies are meant to inspire responsible community planning. It will allow citizens and businesses insight as to what Livingston County recognizes as potential hazards, and give them an opportunity to plan in advance for emergency events. Special thanks to the Livingston County Planning Department, Information and Technology GIS, Drain Commissioner's Office, Health Department, and Emergency Management Department for their efforts to develop and publish this plan.

    You can find the Plan on our County Plans website locate here .

     Upcoming Free Online Training Via SmartGrowth Online (click icon below)

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    The next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 26 and is titled "Designing Roundabouts to Support Walkability and Smart Growth", hosted by Dan Burden.


     County Planning Department Offices Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    The Livingston County Department of Planning offices located in the County Administration Building (304 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell) is open on Tuesdays and Wednesday weekly.


    Communication can always be directed to staff emails:

    Kathleen Kline-Hudson, Director

    Scott Barb, Principal Planner

    Rob Stanford, Principal Planner

    Further updates regarding any changes to this closure policy will be announced here.

     2020 County Census Data

    The U.S. Census Bureau released its much-anticipated redistricting data file (a.k.a. Public Law 94-171 data) on August 12, 2021.

    The Census 2020 data for Livingston County is now available here

     Planning Department News Blast

    County Planning News Blast Page

    Find out more about the New County Resident Broadband Survey 

     Livingston County Planning Commission set to hold in-person/hybrid-Zoom meeting for June 2022

    Please note that the June 2022 Planning Commission meeting will be an in person / hybrid Zoom meeting, with County Planning Commissioners and staff meeting in-person in the County Board meeting chambers (2nd floor Administration Building - 6:30 PM). Audience participants are welcome to attend in-person or via Zoom by using the meeting link below.  The County Board of Commissioner's Zoom Meeting Room is used for Planning Commission meetings and other Planning Department-related online meetings and activities.  Please understand that we will try to take all steps necessary to include as many members of the public in the Zoom room as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Agendas and minutes are published on the Livingston County Planning Commission website:

    Livingston County Planning Commission website

    The following document contains information on how the public may attend the virtual meeting:

    How to Participate in Livingston County Virtual Meetings

    Instructions for Zoom meeting attendance below:


    Via Zoom (on-line meetings):  https://zoom.us/j/3997000062?pwd=SUdLYVFFcmozWnFxbm0vcHRjWkVIZz09


    Via the Zoom app

    • Join a meeting, with meeting number:  399 700 0062
    • Enter the password:  LCBOC (ensure there are no spaces before or after the password)
    • +13017158592,,3997000062#,,1#,886752# US (Germantown)
    • +13126266799,,3997000062#,,1#,886752# US (Chicago)
    • +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
    • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    • Meeting ID: 399 700 0062
    • Password:  886752

     Our Quarterly Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program

    Please join us for our next event!

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    Find More Information About Our Quarterly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program here


    All of our vitual Lunch and Learn events are now recorded and can be found on our NEW official Planning Department Youtube Channel



    OUR NEXT EVENT:
    Thursday, May 19, 2022

    TOPIC:
    Livingston County’s High-Quality Natural Areas Assessment, Land Preservation and Conservation

    EVENT LOCATION BELOW:

    This will a Live In-person Event (no Zoom available).


    Live Event Information:

    Marion Township Hall

    1577 N. Latson Road, Howell