Business Development

The City of Grosse Pointe hosts a unique and diverse selection of stores with an unmatched reputation for excellence. With it's beautiful and convenient shopping environment with generous parking and a relaxed pace, the City of Grosse Pointe is the premier location for starting your next business.

Whether you are looking for a quite close-knit community of residential neighborhoods, stately tree-lined streets, or lakeside recreational facilities, Grosse Pointe residents enjoy a distinctive small-town atmosphere, and yet are within easy reach of the nation’s fifth largest metropolitan area.  This combination results in a delightful mix of picturesque retail districts providing unique shopping and business opportunities.

Choose from any one of these amazing shopping districts including Downtown Grosse Pointe - The Village, Fisher Road shops, or Mack Avenue stores.  Either way, Grosse Pointe offers a diverse range of opportunities for your business.

Below, you’ll find helpful links and additional information for approving your new business in the City of Grosse Pointe:

  1. Applying for a Business License:  For an application, Click Here
  2. Applying for a Site Plan:  For an application, Click Here
  3. Applying for a Sign Permit:  For an application, Click Here,
  4. Applying for a Portable Sign:  For an application, Click Here
  5. Applying for a Building Permit:  For an application, Click Here
  6. Applying for a ROW Obstruction Permit:  For an application, Click Here
  7. Applying for a Parking Permit:  For parking and permit information, Click Here
  8. Applying for a Zoning Board of Appeals Variance:  For an application, Click Here
  9. Liquor License Guidelines and Application
  10.  City's Zoning Map


The Grosse Pointe Village DDA has a wealth of information about The Village, Downtown Grosse Pointe.