• Sample zoning for agriculture-like and urban agriculture

    Published on May 13, 2020

    This Land Use Series publication presents a starting point for what aspects of agriculture can be regulated by local government. A sample zoning ordinance text is provided that accommodates urban agriculture, agriculture in category 4 sites, etc.

  • Sample Land Division Review Worksheet

    Published on March 24, 2020

    Sample land division review worksheet for use by the official responsible for approving or rejecting proposed land divisions.

  • Restrictions on Zoning Authority

    Published on May 7, 2019

    This pamphlet is a summary of the limitations placed on zoning in Michigan. There are certain land uses which are exempt from zoning, others which might be subject to regulation but can not be prohibited.

  • Why Detroit Matters

    Published on September 11, 2018

    Series of articles by Dr. Adesoji "Soji" O. Adelaja, Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Use Policy on Detroit and its importance to the economic health of all of Michigan.

  • Michigan's Post-Recession Spending

    Published on September 1, 2018

    Over the past eight years, the state’s economy has seen significant improvements. Even with these increases, there remain significant concerns regarding funding for key public policy priorities in the state.

Michigan Zoning Enabling Act

May 31, 2016

The Michigan Zoning Enabling Act is the enabling statute for creation of a zoning ordinance for counties, townships, cities and villages. It took effect July 1, 2006 and replaces the County Zoning Act, Township Zoning Act, and City and Village Zoning Act.