• 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.

  • Sample #1O: Joint Planning Commission Agreement/Ordinance

    Published on June 1, 2016

    This presents a sample Ordinance and agreement (combined as one) for the creation of a joint planning commission in Michigan. There are many different decisions and ways a joint planning commission can be set up.

  • Sample #1E: Bylaws for a Planning Commission

    Published on June 1, 2016

    This presents a sample bylaws, for a planning commission in Michigan. It is written to cover most needs which may occur, so editing is mainly to omit what is not pertinent for a given community.

  • Regional Planning Act

    Published on June 1, 2016

    The Regional Planning Act is the enabling statute for creation of regional planning commissions. There are currently 14 in Michigan, each multiple county regions. (Some are established as "Council of Governments").

  • Property Taking, Types and Analysis

    Published on June 1, 2016

    This talks about the four types of property taking likely to be encountered in administration and enforcement of a zoning ordinance, and one example of the type of analysis a court may walk through when hearing a taking case.

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