Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for advising the City Council with regard to the proper development of the City of Dexter. They are also responsible for the Capital Improvement Plan. The Commission has nine members appointed by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor.

In 2017 the Planning Commission began its review of and update to the Master Plan.  Please click the following link for more information on the 2017 Master Plan Update Project.

The City commissioned an update to the Downtown Dexter Parking Study, as a supplement to the comprehensive Master Plan update.  The purpose of the study was to inventory existing parking and land uses; examine current parking standards; assess future parking needs; and provide alternatives for parking management.  

The study determined there are currently more than 900 parking spaces in the downtown.  The results of the parking survey indicate there is adequate parking provided in the overall downtown.  Moreover, as  parking spaces along Main Street and in the parking lots immediately adjacent to Main Street fill-up, there are other on-street parking spaces and public parking lots available, within a short walk.   

To access the full parking study and specific maps, click the following links:

Downtown Dexter Parking Study

Peak Occupancy Map

Five Minute Walking Distance Map

Master Plan, Amended March 14, 2016

Membership and Term Expiration

Chair: Matt Kowalski - 06/2021
Vice Chair: Thomas Phillips - 06/2022
James Carty - 06/2020
Karen Roberts - 06/2020
Alison Heatley- 06/2021
Scott Stewart - 06/2021
Kyle Marsh - 06/2022
Marni Schmid - 06/2022
Jim Smith - Ex Officio

Student Representatives:

Alex Gilbert
Arion Sunstrum






January 7, 2019

February 4, 2019


March 4, 2019

April 1, 2019

May 6, 2019

June 3, 2019

July 1, 2019 


August 5, 2019

September 3, 2019


October 7, 2019

November 4, 2019

December 2, 2019

2018 Agendas and Minutes
2017 Agendas and Minutes

2016 Agendas and Minutes

2015 Agendas and Minutes
2014 Agendas and Minutes
2013 Agendas and Minutes
2012 Agendas and Minutes