The Planning Commission consists of nine residents who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council, to serve a three-year term. Members shall be representative of important segments of the community such as the economic, educational, and social development of the local unit of government in accordance with the major interests as they exist in Berkley such as recreation, education, transportation, industry, and commerce.
In accordance with state and city ordinances, the Planning Commission is responsible for:
- Drafting and adopting the city's master plan
- Reviewing and recommending approval of the city's Capital Improvement Plan in accordance
- Developing and updating Zoning text and map changes
- Reviewing Special Land Use requests described in the zoning ordinance
- Conducting Site Plan Reviews
The Planning Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM at City Hall, 3338 Coolidge. There are currently no openings on the nine-member board.
|Board Member||Term Expires|
| Michelle J. Buckler
| Kristen Kapelanski (Chairperson)
|Lisa Kempner||July 2019|
|Tim Murad||July 2020|
|Greg Patterson||July 2021|
|Mark Richardson||July 2019|
|Ann Shadle||July 2019|
|Martin J. Smith||July 2021|
|Matthew Trotto||July 2021|
Council liaison: Ross Gavin
To view the enabling legislation for the Planning Commission, click here. If you have any questions or comments regarding the commission, please contact Tim McLean at 248-658-3320.
Planning Commission meetings are televised live on Berkley's government access channel, WBRK (available for WOW and Comcast customers). *Work sessions & Joint Meetings are not recorded or televised.
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If a meeting is currently in session, it will be streamed live below.
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Miss a meeting? You can view recorded meetings below. Click the icon in the top left corner of the video to see the full list of available meetings. Recorded meetings are only available online from January, 2015 - present.
The City of Berkley will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities. For more information on this, or to request auxiliary aids or services, contact the city in writing or by phone at:
City Clerk's Office
Berkley City Hall
3338 Coolidge Hwy.
Berkley, MI 48072