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Butkaeri
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Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 9:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was wondering if anyone knew if it is still possible to get detailed floor plans of areas around the city from the Planning Commission. I tried looking online at their website but all I could find was zoning maps. Or if anyone knows where floor plans would be available that would be great! I'm looking for floor plans in the Midtown area/Cultural Center.

Thanks!
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 9:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Planning does not deal much with the interior of buildings. It is mostly interested in land use, ordinances, landscaping, and other harmonius/economic aspects of buildings. I would doubt the building department keeps extensive collections as there have literally been hundreds of thousands of structures built in the City over its 300 + years.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 10:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, they may keep some site plans, but beyond that I'd see no reason, given their focus, for them to keep detailed floor plans.
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Danindc
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Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 10:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You would either have to check with the Building Department, which issues construction permits, or the owners of the individual buildings.
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Rsa
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Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 10:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

are you talking about interior floor plans of a specific building? or sspecific site plans of particular building(s)? or are you looking for scale-able drawings of the city blocks?

if it's the latter, then you can get both sanborn and parcel maps from the planning commission in the cadillac tower. sanborns are good for structures and streets. parcel maps are good for property dimensions. but both are scale-able.

as far as floor plans, site plans, elevations, details, etc. of specific buildings, those are much more difficult. the older and more obscure a building is, the less likely there will be a record of it. i'm also not sure that you can take away these things from the building department. one suggestion would be to find the architect who designed the building and see if they saved a copy of the plans for the building you're looking for. most active firms keep record copies of everything they've done.
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Retroit
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Post Number: 998
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Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 1:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Butkaeri, could you be more specific? Is/are the building(s):...
-Occupied or Vacant?
-Commercial or Residential?
-Old or New?
And, what are your intentions ( i.e. what type of details are you interested in):...
-You own the building and are considering renovation?
-Considering purchase/lease?
-Considering a burglary? (kidding)
-Know someone that once worked/lived there?
If you give more details, you may be helped more easily.
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Sumas
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Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 7:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Building Safety & Engineering are supposed to have plans but their record keeping is very sloppy!

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