City of Saginaw, Michigan

The Planning and Zoning Division provides staff services to the Board of Appeals on Zoning. The Board of Appeals on Zoning conducts public hearings on requests for variances from the zoning ordinance, special exceptions in interpretations of zoning district boundaries, and interpretations of the text in the zoning ordinance. The City Planning Commission holds public hearing on rezoning, street and alley vacation and special land use requests.

The Planning and Zoning Division also has the responsibility for site plan review for new construction in the City and the Historic District Commission, which reviews requests for changes to structures in the City's three historic districts. Staff also works to ensure that provisions are met. A part of this process has been updating the City's Zoning Code to comply with the Master Plan, as well as staff and citizen suggestions.