Community Development

Community Development plans, coordinates, implements, monitors and evaluates city-wide property rehabilitation and new construction development proposals and implements programs where economically feasible. They also coordinate the acquisition and disposition of real estate with the city and provide on-going maintenance of CDBG parcels.

Community Development: (248) 758-3030
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Building & Safety Office - City Hall
47450 Woodward Ave. - 1st Floor 
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Community Development Director: Rachel Loughrin

HUD Programs - Citizen participation plan public hearing
The City of Pontiac will be holding two Citizen Participation Plan Public Hearings in the Council Chambers in City Hall on Tuesday, April 2nd and April 16 2024 from 5-6 p.m. Click one of the two flyers below for more information:
HUD CPP PosterHUD CPP Poster esp

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Survey Response Deadline: November 1st
The Community Development Department is conducting a survey of businesses and residents which is intended to gather input regarding current economic, business, and workforce conditions in the Pontiac region. The responses to this survey will help inform future policy and programming decisions by the City of Pontiac. Your response is greatly appreciated.


Creating a Blight Free Pontiac

Zoning Map
Master Plan
Parks & Recreation 5 Year Master Plan
Development Agreements
Economic Recovery Plan (2015)
Pontiac Moving Forward
Creating a Remarkable Place:

Using Transit Oriented Development as a Catalyst to Restore a Walkable Urban Fabric to One of America's Great Industrial Cities

Transportation Assessment (2014)
Downtown Parking Plan (2012)
Asset-Based Economic Development Strategies (2007)
Downtown Development Plan (2001)
Building Safety & Planning Quarterly Reports

Each quarter our Building Safety & Planning Department produces a report detailing the number and types of permits issued, number of inspections made, as well as an analysis of all activities.
2015 Community Development Annual Report
CAPER for Program Year 2014

On October 5th, a public hearing was held to present the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the City of Pontiac for the 2014 program year.

"Doing Business in Pontiac" is a new video highlighting the opportunities for businesses in the City of Pontiac. Click on the image on the right to view the video.