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Planning Department


Brian Shorkey, Planning Director
(517) 641-6728
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Bath Charter Township Master Plan 2014

Bicycle and Non-Motorized Pathway Development January 2010

Capital Improvements Plan 2014

MDOT Proposed Operational Improvements on I-69

SUP & Site Plan/Rezoning Application Updated August 2016

Future Land Use Map

Zoning Map

Responsibilities: Comprehensive Development Plan Zoning Ordinances

Land use planning plays a vital role in the Township, as it serves as the basis for implementing policies and regulations in order to guide and control development. The Department’s responsibilities include developing and implementing the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to apply public policy to future land use and enforce development standards.

The Planning Department then provides recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees to help carry out strategic land use and planning decisions in the Township. The Department also oversees processing applications for site plans and provides guidance to residents and developers.

SUP & Site Plan/Rezoning Application

The Comprehensive Development Plan lays out long-range land use policies that aid in guiding and controlling development in the Township.

Click on the links to download the summary or the full version of the 2009 Comprehensive Plan , as well as the Future Land Use map.

The Zoning Ordinance is intrinsically linked to the Comprehensive Plan as it contains regulations to enforce the goals, policies and objectives of the plan.  The Township is split into seven zoning districts: Public Lands or Open Space, Development, High Density Residential, High Density Development, Low Density Residential, Medium Density Residential and Rural. Within each of these zoning districts are regulations for appropriate uses, size of the land and structures, setbacks, buffers, etc.

Please refer to the Zoning Ordinance for more information.  Please click here to see the Zoning Map