The Thomas Township Planning Department was established to coordinate growth within the Township. Planning includes both the long range planning for the Township as well as any specific projects assigned, from time to time, by the Township Board. Special projects can be on any current planning issue affecting the Township.
In collaboration with the development planning, engineering, building standards, recreational services and economic development disciplines the department identifies and assesses a wide range of land use and design. Staff employs a comprehensive package of planning policies to address such matters as: community plans and area studies that address open space, streets, and pedestrian and bicycle networks, appropriate built form and public realm, built and natural heritage; the environment; transportation planning; population and demographics; and commercial and employment areas.
The department fosters a culture of active participation with its citizens, developers and consultants to produce a high quality land use and design policy framework as it relates to all scales of development from specific sites through to neighborhoods and the Township business corridor. Public comment is solicited on policy changes as a vital part of the planning process in Thomas Township and is essential to good policy planning.
Planning Commission Site Plan Review applications can be accessed for additional information and planning reasons.