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  • Zoning related to adult foster care (AFC) homes.

    Published on July 2, 2018

    The Michigan Zoning Enabling Act gives direction on how to treat state licensed residential facilities. As Michigan plans for an aging population, has your community considered various facilities and how they're classified in the Zoning Ordinance?

  • Streamline, not shorten, a zoning ordinance

    Published on June 11, 2018

    Making a zoning ordinance shorter, or simpler can do serious damage to an otherwise good ordinance. Front setbacks is one example of this. Consider streamlining a zoning ordinance instead.

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