Planning Commission

The City of Harbor Springs Planning Commission is responsible for the management of land use and regulation of building and development in the City.  Meetings are held at 5:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month and may be cancelled if there is no actionable item.  Meeting agendas and/or cancellations are posted on the City's website and at City Hall.

Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by a majority vote of City Council, and serve four-year terms.  Anyone interested in serving on the Commission is encouraged to contact the City Manager, a Member of City Council, or submit their interest in writing to:  City of Harbor Springs, Attention City Council, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740.  Click here for a current listing of all appointments and term ending dates.


Planning Commission Members

     Jeanne Benjamin, Appointed Member (term expires Jan. 2021)

     Andrew Bowman, Appointed Member (term expires Mar. 2020)

     John L. Cupps, Ex-Officio Member, City Council Designee (term expires Nov. 2019)

     Jack Deegan, Appointed Member (term expires Jan. 2019)

     Jeff Ford, Appointed Member (term expires Jan. 2019)

     Lee Kramer, Appointed Member (term expires May 2018)

     Sara Smith, Appointed Member (term expires Feb. 2018)

     Carrie Wiggins, Appointed Member (term expires Mar. 2018)


Planning Commission Administration

     Tom Richards, City Manager

     Larry Nix, City Planner

     Jeff Grimm, Planning & Zoning Administrator


Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates


                                                                                                                           SLU, Zoning Change

                                                            Site Plan Application                           Lot Split Application

Next Meeting Date                            Deadline, 12:00 noon                           Deadline, 12:00 noon

Thursday, November 15, 2018           Monday, November 5, 2018                Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018           Monday, December 10, 2018              Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thursday, January 17, 2019               Monday, January 8, 2019                    Wednesday, December 26, 2018