All commercial building projects within the City must go through Site Plan Review. The Site Plan will be reviewed by the Planning Commission and/or City Commission for approval/denial. In an effort to assist residents, the Site Plan Application is available through the link below. Just print it, complete it, and return it to Clare City Hall. Permit fees are based on the annually approved fee & rate schedule, and are to be paid at the time you return your application to Clare City Hall.
Site Plan Application
Preliminary/Conceptual Site Plan Review
Applicants are encouraged to contact staff to schedule a meeting for a preliminary review of your site plan for a proposed development project, before you submit your application. There is NO CHARGE for these reviews. The goal is for staff to better understand your plans for your property, and for staff to help you find the correct applications and to inform you of the typical review procedures and timeframes.
This process will be more successful if you bring preliminary drawings that show the building, parking and driveways, landscaping and other improvements that you are proposing, on the proposed site, with distances to property lines, streets, and other buildings. Often, we can identify issues that need to be addressed on your plans that will allow you to make updates and get the board approvals that you need.
Contact City Hall at (989) 386-7541 to schedule an appointment.