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Commercial Plan Review Requirements

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The following specifications, drawings and details must be submitted:

  • Complete signed and sealed architectural plans, structural plans and material specifications of all work. The first page must be stamped by a State of Michigan licensed professional.
  • A site plan including the following information:
    • Size and location of all new construction and all existing structures on the site.
    • Distances from lot lines.
    • Established street grades and proposed finish grades.
  • Architectural plans and specifications to include Cover page with:
    • Description of uses and the proposed use group(s) for all portions of the building. The design approach for mixed-uses (as applicable).
    • Proposed type of construction of the building.
    • Fully dimensioned drawings to determine areas and building height.
    • Adequate details and dimensions to evaluate means of egress, including occupant loads for each floor, exit arrangement and sizes, corridors, doors, stairs, etc.
    • Exit signs/means of egress lighting, including power supply.
    • Accessibility provisions.
    • Description and details of proposed special occupancies such as a covered mall, high-rise, mezzanine, atrium, public garage, etc.
    • Adequate details to evaluate fire-resistant construction requirements, including data substantiating required ratings.
    • Details of plastic, insulation, and safety glazing installation.
    • Details of required fire protection systems.
    • Intended occupant load.
    • A complete code summary.
  • Structural plans, specifications, and engineering details to include:
    • Soils report indicating the soil type and recommended allowable bearing pressure and foundation type.
    • Signed and sealed structural design calculations, which support the member sizes on the drawings.
    • Local design load criteria, including frost depth.
    • Earthquake seismic zone/effective peak acceleration coefficient.
    • Details of foundations and superstructure.
    • Provisions for required special inspections. (List agency)
    • Applicable construction standards and material specifications (i.e., masonry, concrete, wood, steel, etc.).


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 544 - 4000

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