Leelanau County Planning and Community Development

The County Planning office provides a variety of technical support functions to the County Board of Commissioners, the County Planning Commission, the Solid Waste Council, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and local units of government. Specific responsibilities include: Representing the County in Peninsula-wide committees and task forces, as well as regional planning and economic development groups. Assistance in maintaining, updating, and implementing the Leelanau General Plan. Responding to data requests from citizens, outside interests, local units, and county entities. Maintaining County-wide socio-economic, census, and environmental data bases, as well as a Geographic Information System (GIS). Address and road name assignment and administration. Spearheading special studies, projects, and reports for the County Board and/or other entities as assigned. Assisting with the creation and updating of land-use plans and zoning ordinances of local governments, and preparing analysis on these plans and ordinances for the County Planning Commission. Administration of the County's affordable housing program. Monitoring comtemporary land use and planning issues, state and federal planning policies and programs, conducting background studies and making recommendations for planning needs in the County. Budgeting and other administrative functions for the Planning Department.

Leelanau County Planning and Community Development Website: www.leelanau.cc/housing.asp
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8527 E Government Center Dr, Suite 108
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Agency Contacts:


  • Leelanau County Home Rehabilitation
    The Planning & Community Development office works with loan programs through Rural Development and MSHDA to coordinate home improvement loans for county homeowners. Homeowners must meet income guidelines and the homes must be the primary residence o...
  • Leelanau County Affordable Homeownership
    Leelanau County Planning and Community Development builds and sells affordable homes for purchase by households earning 80% or less of the area median income. For the purchase of a home, the applicants are required to obtain their own fin...