Pre-Development Meetings

The City of Muskegon is committed to positioning our community as the State’s premier year-round waterfront community. We are building a community that is attractive and profitable for private investors and welcoming, enjoyable, and affordable for residents and visitors.

Implementing policies that incentivize job creation and investment while meeting the City’s urban planning principles reflects a dedication to moving our community forward to benefit all who live, work, and visit here. Successful community investments require partnerships, and we will walk alongside and help guide you through the building and development process to complete your project successfully.

Benefits of Pre-Development Meetings

  • Guidance and Clarification: Receive detailed information about zoning laws, building codes, and other regulatory requirements that apply to your project.
  • Identify Potential Challenges: Gain early identification of potential obstacles or concerns that might affect your project’s timeline or feasibility.
  • Streamline the Approval Process: Understand the steps required for approval and receive advice on how to prepare a complete and compliant application.
  • Expert Advice: Benefit from the expertise of City staff who can provide recommendations and best practices based on experience with similar projects.

What to Expect

Pre-development meetings will offer a collaborative environment where you can discuss your project with representatives from the Planning, Economic Development, Inspections, Public Works, Fire, and Police departments will provide constructive feedback and outline any additional information or permits that may be required.

How to Schedule a Pre-Development Meeting

To schedule a pre-development meeting, please follow these steps:

  1.  Submit a Request: Complete the Pre-Development Meeting Request Form available on our website. This form can be submitted by e-mail: [email protected], or by mail:
    City of Muskegon
    933 Terrace Street2nd Floor, Rm 202

    Muskegon, MI 49440


  2. Confirmation: Once your request is received, our staff will contact you to schedule the meeting at a convenient time.


Pre-Development Meeting Request

Contact Information


Subject Property Address/ Parcel #

Conceptual sketch/plans will be provided