Project Review Meetings

The DRC, together with other departments, offers a variety of meetings to answer all your development questions.

The two main meetings offered are:

  • Preliminary Plan Reviews
  • Pre-Plan Consultations

Preliminary Plan Review

Preliminary Plan Reviews (PPR) are available if you have an idea for a project. A PPR will set you up with your next steps & information specific to your project. This can include: ordinance interpretation/zoning requirements; processes Site Plan Review, Special Land Use hearings, Board of Zoning Appeals, Plan Review; and create connections to other departments you need to work with. After, you will receive a meeting summary with all City comments. Also provided is the contact information for a Project Manager to ask any further questions to and act as a point person between you & the City. 

What to Provide Us:

  • A project narrative
  • Details & drawings
  • List of any specific questions or issues
  • Any specific departments you would like represented

Who May Attend?

  • Zoning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • City Engineering
  • Planning & Development (+Historic)
  • Stormwater Management Group
  • City Planning Commission
  • Mayor's Office
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Health Dept.
  • Housing & Revitalization
  • Assessor's Office
  • DEGC
  • DLBA
  • Detroit People Mover
  • DTE
  • Other entities relevant to your project

When Are Meetings?

Meetings are held:

  • Tuesday: 10-11 am & 2-3 pm
  • Wednesday: 1-2 pm & 3-4 pm
  • Thursday: 10-11 am & 2-3 pm

Exceptions can be made depending on availability.

Concept Plan Review:

Concept Plan Reviews (CPR) is a pre-development review service offered by the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department (PDD), in partnership with regulatory review & approval authority. This process is required by the Detroit City Code (Chapter 50 - Zoning, Section 50-3-201 Concept Plan Review). This process is required of projects which involve acquisition of City-owned land and/or public funds. The PPR meeting will serve as your first CPR. Follow up meetings, if needed, will be scheduled with PDD. PDD approval is required prior to permit issuance. For more information see the Concept Plan Review page.

Pre-Plan Consultations

Pre-Plan Consultations are available to answer your code related questions for your permit application's construction drawings.

What to Provide Us:

  • Completed application with specific code questions
  • Project details & drawings
  • Any specific departments you would like represented

Who May Attend?

  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Elevator
  • Fire*

*Fire will have an additional fee of $150. They will require payment prior to the meeting to attend.

To Schedule:

  • Fill out the application form with your project description & code related questions
  • Email your completed form & any related drawings to [email protected]
  • We will schedule your meeting & send an invoice - $250 + $150 if Fire requested