Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for any activities related to Planning, Zoning, and Downtown Development. The Community Development Department also manages the enforcement of the Code of Ordinances.

Planning CommissionThe Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing land use development activities within the City of Grandville. They ensure that Grandville is developed in a manner consistent with all the goals and direction of the City's Master Plan and in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.

Proposals that go before the Planning Commission include:

  • Re-zoning Requests
  • Special land uses
  • Site plans
  • Planned Unit Developments

For more information about the Planning Commission's structure, history, meeting schedule, and current roster,click here:  Boards & Commissions. For minutes & agendas, click here:Minutes & Agendas.

Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals:

2018 Meeting Deadlines and Fees
2019 Meeting Deadlines and Fees

Zoning Board of AppealsThe Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meets to receive, review, and decide on applications for variances, or relief, from specific sections of the Zoning Ordinance. Decisions are based on a review of a set list of standards that must be met in order to grant a variance. Notices are mailed to all properties within 300 feet of the application address and a public hearing is held.

Applications must include:

  • Completed application form
  • $350 filing fee
  • Drawing identifying the request
  • Narrative explaining the request in detail including how the request meets the standards

For more information about the ZBA's structure, history, meeting schedule, and current roster, click here: Boards & Commission. For minutes and agendas, click here: Minutes & Agendas.

ContactDepartment Head
Matt Butts
Phone: (616) 530-4981
Email: Community Development

(616) 530-4984

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

3195 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418
(inside City Hall)