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Community Development Overview
Sanya Phillps
Sanya Vitale

The City of Niles Community Development Department is one of seven City departments. Its functions include activities related to short and long-range community planning; economic and community development; grant reporting and analysis; mass transportation planning and operations; and historical preservation and education. The department also works closely with the Niles Main Street program.  Community Development Director Sanya Vitale may be contacted by email or at 269-683-4700 ext. 3020.

The Community Development Department is comprised of the following functional areas:


Planning provides information on land use, zoning, site development standards, general plan policies and City Council directed study issues. Planning also processes applications for land use related permits.

Parks & Recreation 5-Year Plan

Notice of Intent - Master Plan

What is Master Planning?

Dial A Ride Transportation System

The Niles Dial A Ride is a transportation system serving residents of the City of Niles and provides limited services to surrounding township residents. Click here to go to the Niles Dial A Ride webpage.

Back To TopNiles History Center

The Niles History Center is located at 508 E. Main Street and includes the Fort St. Joseph Museum, which is housed in the former carriage house of its next door neighbor, the beautiful Victorian period Chapin Mansion.  The Chapin Mansion is open for historical and architectural tours.  Read more about the Niles History Center by clicking here.

CDBG Consolidated Plan & Consolidated Plan Survey

It's Here!  2016 City of Niles Consolidated Plan

The City of Niles Seeks Input!
The City of Niles is in the process of developing a Consolidated Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The Consolidated Plan is a requirement pursuant to Title 24 part 91 of the Code of Federal Regulations in order for the City to receive and expend CDBG funds. The Plan will identify the City's priorities for allocating these federal grant funds to housing and community development needs and priorities for the next five years.

Public participation is very important in helping the City plan for how the CDBG funds will be expended over the course of the next 5-years; and, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that the City encourage public participation throughout this process and emphasizes involvement opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. 

The City is looking to receive input from all residents and supportive agencies in order to gain an understanding and develop a plan for the community.

The City of Niles is asking for your input in setting future goals and programs to better serve the community through the Housing and Community Development Department.  

Please rate each program or activity within the survey, based on what you feel is the level of need for your community.  

Please help the City of Niles determine its housing and community development needs by participating in the survey.  Survey Link:

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes. We appreciate your time and assistance in helping us plan for the next five years!

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Community Development Block Grant Funding

2016 CDBG Annual Action Plan
2015 CDBG Annual Action Plan - Public Notice of 1st Substantial Amendment
2015 CDBG Action Plan 1st Substantial Amendment - Approved
2015 CDBG Action Plan 2nd Substantial Amendment - Requested
2014 CDBG Annual Action Plan - Original Approved
2014 CDBG Annual Action Plan - Updated
2013 CDBG Annual Action Plan - Original Approved

2013 CDBG Annual Action Plan - 1st Substantial Amendment - Approved
2013 CDBG Annual Action Plan - 2nd Substantial Amendment - Approved

Community Development Block Grant Annual Reports

PY2015 CAPER and Attachments
PY2014 CAPER and Attachments
PY2013 CAPER and Attachments
PY2012 CAPER and Attachments
CDBG 2012 Financial Summary Report
CDBG 2012 Activity Summary Report Back To Top

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