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On July 9, 2022, Community Municipal Corporations, including the Houghton Community Council, were sunset by State law (House Bill 1769).
The Houghton Municipal Corporation was created following the merger of the City of Kirkland with the City of Houghton in August of 1968. For the following 53 years, an elected Community Council exercised advisory and disapproval authority over certain zoning and land use matters within the former Houghton City boundaries. That authority has left a number of differences in regulations that apply within the former Houghton boundaries compared to the City boundaries. The Planning Commission and City Council will be reviewing those regulations in 2022.
If you have questions about land use and zoning in the Houghton area, please contact the following:
Past Meeting Archive Past Minutes and Recordings
Nick Cilluffo, Senior Planner
General zoning or permit process questions can be submitted through our service request portal.
We regularly give notice of development, hearings and decisions.
Planning Public Notices
Design Review Board
Heat Pump Workshops
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