Planning & Community Development

The City of Inkster has witnessed a boom in new residential and commercial development. In order to maintain and increase the City’s development momentum, our department is committed to providing courteous and responsive customer service to our old and new residents, business owners, developers, and internal city departments. Let us help you by proving assistance in one of our three areas:
  • Planning Department: Site Plan Review Process, Land Use and Zoning information, Sell of City-owned land. We also serve as the staff for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning and Housing Appeals.
  • Economic Development: Resource Center for businesses in the local area.
  • Community Development: Resource Center for Housing Rehabilitation, Homeownership Assistance, and the Property Improvement Program.
Community Development is not alone in the revitalization and the creation of Inkster’s neighborhoods, retail areas, and a viable downtown. Our partners include: the Inkster Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA).

To learn more about the City’s development, please call the Planning and Community Development Department at: 313-563-9760. Forms and Applications are also available in the Forms Section of our website.

ReInvent Inkster


Launched on March 28, 2013 at the State of the City Address, “Reinvent Inkster” is a results-oriented 12-18 month process to identify realistic Inkster-based solutions to improve the City’s opportunities for economic recovery. By gaining better insight into the community’s needs, we can obtain greater efficiencies in providing City services that add value to our citizens.

2016 Reinvent Inkster Strategic Plan


View the 2016 ReInvent Inkster Strategic Plan (PDF).