About | Michael Sullivan, RPP, EP

Michael is the principal consultant at SullivanPLAN.  He resides in Niagara and has a passion to see our communities grow in wellness and sustainability. Mike offers his more than 20 years of planning experience in both the public and private sectors.

Michael Sullivan

Mike has over 25 years of land use & environmental planning experience, working for the public sector (municipalities) and the private sector (developers, associations and individuals). He specializes in solving problems with creativity, diplomacy and tact. Land use change almost always involves emotions, so he prepares for every project with that in mind.

Mike specializes in finding workable & innovative solutions to his client's complex projects. This includes projects from resolving by-law enforcement matters, to innovative agricultural projects (wedding venues, campgrounds), church expansions | redevelopments, and high-rise residential condominiums. 

Mike's passion lies in finding creative solutions to today's growth challenges, including addressing the impacts of extreme weather on agriculture and other properties.

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Professional Planner (Ontario)
  • Member, Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Certified Environmental Professional (EcoCanada)

Academic Background

  • Executive Diploma in Municipal Management, AMCTO
  • Masters of Planning (Rural Planning & Development), University of Guelph
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Urban & Regional Planning), Ryerson University

SullivanPLAN Expertise

  • Municipal Planning:
    • Peer Review
    • 2nd Opinions
    • Short-Term staffing solutions
    • Grant Finding | Writing | Coordination
  • Land Use | Development Planning:
    • Highest & Best Use Studies (Feasibility)
    • Property Due Diligence
    • Pre-Consultation
    • Site Plans
    • Team Building & Coordination
    • Planning Justification
    • Amendments (Official Plan | Zoning By-laws)
  • Environmental Planning:
    • Environmental Constraints Analysis
    • Environmental Impact Studies (EIS | EIA)
    • Class Environmental Assessments (public participation | socio-economic impacts | reporting)
  • LPAT
    • Appeals
    • Witness Statements
    • Negotiated Settlements
  • Other Studies | Work
    • Environmental | Jurisdictional Scans on emerging topics
    • Property investigation
    • Medical Marihuana approvals
    • Certificates of Approval (MECP)

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