Planning Commission

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What Is the Planning Commission?
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
View the PLANNING COMMISSIONERS HANDBOOK published by the Michigan Municipal League.

To view the Planning Commissions Annual Reports CLICK HERE BUTTON

Who We Are.

 Board Members  Term Expires
 Joseph Bartus
 July 2026
 Shiloh Dahlin  July 2025
 Lisa Hamameh
 July 2027
 Lisa Kempner (Chair)  July 2025
 Matteo Passalacqua  July 2025
 Josh Stapp   July 2025
 Michael Woods  July 2026

Council Liaison: Greg Patterson
Staff Liaison: Kristen Kapelanski

To view the enabling legislation for the Planning Commission, click here.
To view the bylaws of the Planning Commission, click here.
Questions or comments for the board can be directed to or 248-658-3320.

When Can You Attend a Meeting?
The Planning Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at City Hall, 3338 Coolidge (unless otherwise noted).

ATTN Businesses, Residents, and Community Members:
If you would like to submit an agenda item for the Planning Commission meeting, the submission deadline is Friday 4 weeks BEFORE the meeting. For additional information regarding the site plan submission process, please visit our Site Plan Review page here

2024 Meeting Dates Submission Deadline
January 23 December 22, 2023
February 27 January 26
March 19* (3rd Tuesday) February 16
April 23 March 22
May 28 April 26
June 25 May 24
July 23 June 21
August 27 July 26
September 24 August 23
October 22
September 20
November 26
October 25
December 17* (3rd Tuesday) November 15
*Third Tuesday due to community scheduling

Watch Meetings Live online!

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.

If a meeting is currently in session, it will be streamed live below.


Watch Archived Meetings online!

Miss a meeting? You can view recorded meetings below. Click the  youtubeplaylistbutton  icon in the top right corner of the video to see the full list of available meetings. Recorded meetings are only available online from January 2015 to the present.



The City of Berkley will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes 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


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