2020 Master Plan Update
The Hamburg Township 2020 Master Plan Update has begun. Township Staff and the Township Master Plan Steering Committee have held various events to get the word out and to solicit the need for public input. To view the current 2011 Master Plan or learn about the Master Plan process please go to our official 20|20 Master Plan Update website here: https://visionhamburgmi.wixsite.com/hamburgmasterplan. Or stop by the Hamburg Township offices to learn about the Master Plan.
The 20|20 Master Plan Steering Committee and the Hamburg Township Planning Department held a meeting Oct. 3rd to review input received through the public participation process, including the public survey results, and develop a work plan for the creation of the draft mater plan update. See documents here.
Survey Results Here
Livingston Essential Transportation Service (L.E.T.S.), the Livingston County public transportation authority, has begun working on the Livingston County 2018 Transit Master Plan. To obtain information on this and take their public input survey please CLICK HERE!
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is launching a survey to better understand travel behaviors in Southeast Michigan and evaluate the region’s traffic safety education campaign titled “Walk.Bike.Drive.Safe”. With the increased interest in walking and biking across the region, officials say it is everyone’s responsibility to keep streets safe for all users, especially those most vulnerable. SEMCOG says while pedestrian and bicycle crashes make up approximately one percent of all traffic crashes, they account for almost 30% of all traffic fatalities in Southeast Michigan. SEMCOG Executive Director Kathleen Lomako says while engineering and enforcement are key aspects of enhancing traffic safety, education also plays an important role. She says that’s why they work with local governments and other partners to evaluate public understanding of safety issues and educate residents on important safety behaviors. Individuals throughout the SEMCOG region are asked to take the survey. CLICK HERE to take the survey.
The Hamburg Township Zoning Ordinance is undergoing the codification process to include all zoning text amendments adopted since May, 2009 into the zoning ordinance. The DRAFT codified document may be found here. A public hearing will be held on February 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Planning Commission.
The current Zoning Ordinance and individual text amendments may be found here.
A large portion of the Township is comprised of 100-year floodplain. The majority of which is adjacent to the Huron River and the Chain of Lakes. Various floods from these water bodies and river have hit Hamburg Township in recent memory. Information on whether your property is in the 100-year floodplain can be obtained by coming into the Township Offices and have the Zoning Administrator assist you. Maps are available to look at as well as other flood related information. The Township also has Elevation Certificates for new development available back to 1986. All development within the 100-year floodplain (not just construction of buildings, but filling, excavation, fences etc.) is required to obtain a Township Land Use Permit. Applications must be made prior to doing any work in a floodplain area. Please contact the Township Zoning Administrator to receive all the information you will need in order to properly develop in the floodplain. You may report any illegal development activities to the above number as well. Contact the Township offices at (810) 231-1000 for further assistance.
Watch this short video to get an idea about how important it is to understand the impacts of development within the 100-year floodplain: Floodplain Demo - By: City of Broken Arrow, OK - Jeff Bigby .
The Hamburg Township Planning & Zoning Administration is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the township's Zoning Ordinances.
The Hamburg Township Planning and Zoning Administration processes applications for Site Plans, Zoning Board of Appeals, Land Divisions/Lot Splits, Addresses and Land Use Permits. We also provide information regarding flood plains.
If you have any questions for the Planning and Zoning Department please feel free to e-mail the Planning and Zoning Coordinator, Brittany Stein at email@example.com and we will respond to your questions during regular business hours. If you would like you can also call and leave a message at 1-810-231-1000 EXT. 230 or you may visit our township office.
- Monday: 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
- Tuesday: 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
- Wednesday: 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
- Thursday: 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
- Friday: 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
Planning and Zoning Administrator available by appointments only 2-3 days per week.
The Zoning Coordinator is Brittany Stein, (Office hours: Daily 8a-5p).
Zoning Coordinator available for any questions, plan submittals and plan pickup.
The Code Enforcement Officer is Michael Sumeracki, (Office hours vary day to day).
The Code Enforcement Officer is often out completing inspections within the Township during office hours.
Updated January 8, 2019