Making Wayne Attractive

The Community Development Department is actively involved in attracting new businesses to the City of Wayne and sponsors several community-based improvement programs to enhance the City’s attractiveness. The Department is responsible for the City’s liaison with the Development Area Citizens Council and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), which includes all of Michigan Avenue and Wayne Road plus a large block of industrial property in southwest Wayne. The Director of the Community Development Department staffs the DDA Board which makes recommendations to City Council regarding tax dollar expenditures.

The DDA has launched several beautification projects including streetscape and parking lot improvements and has played an important role in developing the three, beautiful, City-operated hiking trails which border the District.

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Site Plan Review
If your new construction project or improvement to an existing structure is estimated at a cost of $20,000 or more, you are changing the present use of your property, or the property has been unoccupied for 6 months or more, you are required by City Ordinance to submit your site plans for review by the Community Development Department. Contact us at (734) 722-2002 for more information. See Site Plan Review Application Packet

Tax Abatement
Industrial Facility Exemption Certificates (IFEC), Pursuant to Public Act 198 of 1974 are available for eligible projects.

Master Plan
The City of Wayne has a revised master plan for downtown. For more information, click here.

Wayne Downtown Plan

Wayne Downtown 20 year  Plan




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