27400 Southfield Road Lathrup Village, MI 48076
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Welcome to Community & Economic Development

Welcome to the Community & Economic Development Department

A Shared Vision for the Future
"The community vision, as a framework, can guide community leaders and residents toward 
developing a unique and vibrant community."
Lathrup Village Master Plan 2009

The City of Lathrup Village takes a holistic approach to community and economic development planning. Combined in the documents below you will see how the City's vision for its future influences everything from improving quality of life through Complete Streets programs to defining the "Lathrup Village style" in commercial areas along Southfield Road through Design Guidelines.  

The community & economic development department encompasses planning and downtown development activities throughout Lathrup Village. This includes activities such as working with prospective businesses wishing to locate in the city, assisting existing business, directing the (re)development process, administering the city’s Zoning Ordinance, serving as staff to the Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority, and Historic District Commission. Please visit the Planning & Zoning page for more information regarding land use & property development throughout the city. 

The CED Department also manages the following initiatives:

  • Comprehensive Plan: An update to the 2014 Master Plan, this document is comprised of the city-wide master plan, downtown plan, and parks & recreation plan. Visit the Comprehensive Plan page for more information.

  • Cannabis: Please visit the Cannabis Page for more information in regards to current ordinances, zoning information, and more. For questions, please contact Community & Economic Development Director Susie Stec at sstec@lathrupvillage.org with any questions. 
  • Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC): This certification is a signal to the development community that Lathrup Village is a welcoming place to do business with a clear, predictable, and reasonable process. The city is proud of our certification and strives to ensure projects aren’t unnecessarily difficult. 
  • Southfield Road Reconstruction: Discussions about reconstructing Southfield Road to be a more pedestrian-friendly, accessible, and overall more inviting corridor have been ongoing for more than a decade. Visit the Southfield Road Project page for more information.

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