Resources

  • Spot Zoning

    Published on June 1, 2016

    Spot Zoning is a Policy Brief prepared by the MSU Extension State and Local Government team. It provides a good primer on what is spot zoning, and how to deal with spot zoning issues.

  • Sample Zoning for Wind Energy Systems 2008

    Published on June 1, 2016

    These guidelines have been developed by the Energy Office, Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) to assist local governments to develop siting requirements for wind energy systems. This material is not intended to apply in urban areas.

  • Sample Zoning Amendments and Program For Groundwater Protection

    Published on June 1, 2016

    Groundwater is often the source of one’s drinking water. It is much less expensive to avoid groundwater contamination than to clean it up. Local government is situated to be the most effective level of government to do so. This pamphlet introduces one s

  • Sample Zoning Amednments and Program for Groundwater Protection

    Published on June 1, 2016

    Groundwater is often the source of one’s drinking water. It is much less expensive to avoid groundwater contamination than to clean it up. Local government is situated to be the most effective level of government to do so. This pamphlet introduces one s

  • Sample Wildfire Hazard Zoning

    Published on June 1, 2016

    Certain areas of Michigan are prone to forest fires. Some communities have zoning provisions concerning various measures to protect homes and other buildings from being as likely to burn down during a wildfire.

  • Sample zoning for agriculture-like and urban agriculture

    Published on June 1, 2016

    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.

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