Planning Commission

The Planning Commission oversees and enforces the Zoning Ordinance in accordance with the provisions of Act 207 of the Public Acts of Michigan for 1921.  


Their purpose is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community; to promote and to determine the highest and best use of the property and to prevent as much as possible the adverse impacts resulting from competing land uses.  

Their decisions have a serious effect on the use and value of land in the City and surrounding area and they consider the long-term interest of the community and its growth.  

Their job includes site plan review and issuing conditional use permits for property additions and new businesses. 

They act as mediator, interpreter and visionary without being hampered by the political considerations that influence the elected officials.  

The Planning Commission recommends to the Council adoption and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan

Zoning Map

Zoning Map (PDF)

Meeting Time and Location

  • 7 p.m.
  • The 2nd Wednesday of every month as needed
  • City Hall
    259 Kent Street
    Council Chambers
    Portland, MI 48875


Name Title Address Phone
 Amanda Johnston   410 James St. 517-647-3211
William Roeser   302 Rivers Edge Ln 517-647-3211
John Kmetz Vice Chair 1423 Lear Ct. 517-647-6438
Jason Williamson Secretary 930 Cherrywood Circle 517-647-3211
Patrick Fitzsimmons Council Liaison/Chair 831 Kent St. 517-647-2663
Kathy Parsons   310 Kent St. 517-647-4177