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The Jackson County Planning Commission (JCPC) has several responsibilities mandated by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (P.A. 33 of 2008), the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (P.A. 110 of 2006), and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Duties include reviews and recommendations on township zoning ordinance amendments, community land use and master plans, and farmland and open space preservation agreements. The JCPC also maintains the Jackson Community Comprehensive Plan.

Membership and Staffing

The JCPC is made up of nine members appointed by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Members include representatives of agricultural, educational, environmental, and industrial and economic interests, a County Commissioner and several at-large representatives.

  • Mr. Eric Beda, Industrial and Economic Interests
  • Mr. Timothy Burns, At-Large
  • Mr. Roger Gaede, Environmental Interests
  • Ms. Nancy Hawley, At-Large (Secretary)
  • Mr. Ted Hilleary, Educational Interests
  • Ms. Jennifer Morris, At-Large (Chair)
  • Mr. Russ Jennings, At-Large
  • Mr. Jim Videto, Agricultural Interests
  • Mr. Corey Kennedy, County Board of Commissioners

The JCPC is staffed by Grant Bauman, Region 2 Planning Commission Principal Planner.

Urban Areas

2020 JCPC Meeting & Submittal Deadline Schedules

Meeting Dates

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020 (via conference call*)
Thursday, May 14, 2020 (cancelled)
Thursday, June 11, 2020 (cancelled)

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020 (cancelled)
Thursday, September 10, 2020 (via Zoom)

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Submittal Deadlines

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 31, 2019
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2019
Wednesday, December 2, 2019

The monthly meeting of the Jackson County Planning Commission is scheduled for 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers on the 5th Floor of the Jackson County Tower Building (120 W. Michigan Avenue Jackson, Michigan).

*When a meeting takes place via conference call, use the following:
  Dial-in number: (978) 990-5000
  Access code: 834595

In order for staff to review zoning proposals and prepared reports for County Planning Commissioners in a timely manner, requests must be submitted by 12:00 noon on the submittal dates in order to be considered by the Commission on the corresponding meeting date.

R2PC Staff Responsibilities

The principal responsibilities of staff are to provide the JCPC with recommendations on zoning amendments; background information on PA 116 farmland agreement applications; and the preparation of meeting minutes and agendas.

Floodplains

Jackson County Master Plan (Under Development)

The Jackson County Planning Commission (JCPC) is currently developing its first Master Plan which will aid in its review of township zoning ordinance amendments (i.e., text amendments and rezonings) and municipal master plans and to make recommendations on those requests. ‘Click’ on the button below to see the webpage established for the planning effort. You will find draft chapters and appendices, as well associated maps, available for download and review.

Other JCPC Documents and Resources

‘Click’ on the buttons below to download and review available JCPC documents and resources.

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