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  • A zoning moratorium should only be done with caution

    Published on April 8, 2020

    A local government might adopt a moratorium to prevent development until rules are established. This is not without legal risk. Do so with caution and make sure the municipal attorney is directly involved.

  • Caution: Zoning moratorium ahead

    Published on April 8, 2020

    Michigan local governments should proceed carefully when considering temporarily suspending property owners’ rights to develop or build until adequate regulations can be developed and adopted.

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