In 1959, the leaders of the township recognized the need to plan for the future and guide the growth – consequently establishing the Union Township Planning Department to carry out that charge in the years to come. The Planning Department’s primary function is to plan for future growth and development by participating in the development and implementation of short and long-range planning documents. Additionally, the department also administers the Zoning Resolution and issues hundreds of residential and commercial permits every year. Department Staff also work to enforce the zoning code by issuing violations to properties in noncompliance. Finally, the Planning Department actively works to forge economic development partnerships with other state, county, and local agencies with the goal of bringing new commercial and industrial development to Union Township. Economic development can lead to new employment opportunities and helps to foster a dynamic local and regional economy. By effectively balancing and managing planning, zoning, and economic development activities, the Planning Department strives every day to ensure that Union Township remains a great place to live, work, and play.
Our mission at the Union Township Planning Department is to effectively balance and manage Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development activities to ensure that Union Township remains a great place to live, work, and play.