Giffels Webster

About Giffels Webster

Giffels Webster's Clearzoning® transforms zoning ordinances into user-friendly, online codes. It makes it easier for readers to quickly access and understand zoning regulations. Benefits of this transformation include a clear organizational structure that makes sense, more colorful illustrations, and searchable words and terms.

A key feature of Clearzoning is the zoning district two-page spread. This overview answers the most frequently asked questions: What uses are allowed and what are the height and setback regulations? Presenting these key zoning regulations in a clear, easy-to-read manner allows users to quickly find basic information and enabling them to dig deeper.

The Clearzoning process provides a "health checkup" for your code. Our team of experts conduct a zoning audit of each code as part of the transformation process. Then, our team identifies and fixes incorrect cross-references, duplicative language and inconsistent text. Through the audit, inconsistencies between the zoning code and master plan policies, changes in regulations and zoning practice trends are addressed.

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Giffels Webster

28 West Adams, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226

Branch Offices

Macomb County
6303 26 Mile Road, Suite 100
Washington Twp., MI 48094

Oakland County
1025 East Maple, Suite 100
Birmingham, MI 48009






Regions Served
Midwest   •   West
Planning Specialties
Community or Neighborhood Development   •   Comprehensive, Master or Long-Range Planning   •   Downtowns and Main Streets   •   Facilities Planning Management   •   Institutional Campus Planning   •   Land-Use and Development Regulation and Zoning   •   Mixed-Use Development Planning   •   Parking Standards and Traffic Engineering   •   Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Planning   •   Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure/Active Transportation   •   Streetscape/Corridor Improvements and Beautification   •   Transportation Planning   •   Universal Design/Age-Friendly Planning/ADA Compliance   •   Visioning and Placemaking   •   Wayfinding and Signage
Services Offered
Code Writing   •   Community Engagement   •   On-Call Planning Services   •   Plan Creation or Updates   •   Project Management   •   Urban Design Services   •   Zoning Administration/Development Services