The City of Durand considers the area just east of the I-69 interchange incorporating Lansing Road, Monroe Road, and Durand Road to be its primary commercial services corridor. This area is largely zoned C-2 with some nearby I-1 and I-2 districts. The area also includes the Monroe Plaza strip mall which is home to anchor tenants such as Gil-Roy's Hardware and Hurley Urgent Care.
Smaller scale commercial development is also supported in our downtown district located at the intersections of N Saginaw Street and Main Street. Learn more by visiting our Retail & Restaurant page.
Site Planning Process
For more comprehensive information about our site planning process please view our Resources page. The following is a simplified summary of the process for securing site plan approval.
Step 1: Conceptual Review. Before undertaking any new project developers are strongly encouraged to contact our Building and Zoning Department for a Conceptual Review meeting. This is a valuable opportunity to discuss your project, permitting requirements, timelines, and project-specific zoning and building regulations. If requested, staff may perform preliminary research and provide feedback as needed.
Step 2: Site Plan Review Application. Site plan review requests should be submitted at least thirty (30) business days prior to a regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting. Planning Commission meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month but special meetings may be requested for an additional fee. You can download a copy of the site plan review application here.
Step 3: Planning Commission Approval. The Commission will meet publicly to review/approve your site plan. Depending on the request, the Commission may apply certain contingencies or stipulations to their approval.
County issued permits and approvals may be required for some projects, especially those located on Lansing Road. The links below are intended to assist you in learning more. Our Building and Zoning Department may also be able to help connect you to the appropriate contacts at those agencies.
Shiawassee County Road Commission: Right of way information and permits for Lansing Road (county highway)
Shiawassee County Drain Commission: Drainage requirements, accessing county drain, and recorded drain easements
Shiawassee County Health Department: Soil and erosion control permits, environmental health, and food safety programs