Benzonia Township, Benzie County, Michigan

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Zoning Ordinance of the West Benzie Joint Planning Commission
(Benzonia and Platte Townships)

TABLE of ARTICLES
• Article I — PREAMBLE
• Article II — DEFINITIONS
• Article III — GENERAL PROVISIONS
• Article IV — ZONING DISTRICTS & ZONING MAP
• Article V — LAKESHORE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-1)
• Article VI — SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-2)
• Article VII — RURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-3)
• Article VIII — MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-4)
• Article IX — RECREATIONAL/RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-5)
• Article X — RURAL PRESERVATION DISTRICTS (RP 2.5, 5, 10, 20)
• Article XI – COMMERCIAL DISTRICT (C-1)
• Article XII – COMMERCIAL RESORT DISTRICT (C/R)
• Article XIII – LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (LI)
• Article XIV – ADMINISTRATION
• Article XV: CONDITIONAL USES
• Article XVI – SPECIAL LAND USE PERMITS: SUPPLEMENTARY USE REGULATIONS
• Article XVII – PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS
   
• Article XVIII – SUBDIVISIONS & CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS
• Article XIX – SIGNS
• Article XX –PARKING AND LOADING REGULATIONS
• Article XXI – LANDSCAPING, BUFFERING AND SCREENING
• Article XXII – ENVIRONMENTAL PROVISIONS
• Article XXIII – PLATTE LAKES AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN OVERLAY DISTRICT
• Article XXIV – CRYSTAL LAKE WATERSHED OVERLAY DISTRICT
• Article XXV — SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES (SOBS)
• Article XXVI — WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS TOWERS
• Article XXVII – BETSIE VALLEY TRAIL OVERLAY DISTRICT
• Article XXVIII – ON-CONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES
• Article XXIX – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
• Article XXX – TABLE OF DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Article XXXI – AMENDMENTS

FULL TABLE of CONTENTS
Article / Section

Page


ARTICLE I — PREAMBLE [5 pages] {table}   1-1
•  Section 1.1 GENERAL PURPOSES   1-1
• Section 1.2   SPECIAL PURPOSES   1-1
• Section 1.3   VALIDITY AND SEVERABILITY   1-2
• Section 1.4   VESTED RIGHTS   1-2
• Section 1.5   REPEAL OF PRIOR ORDINANCES   1-2
• Section 1.6   COMPUTATION OF TIME   1-3
• Section 1.7   INTERPRETATIONS AND EFFECT OF ORDINANCE   1-3
• Section 1.8   PROVISIONS NOT AFFECTED BY HEADING   1-5
• Section 1.9   AMENDED MICHIGAN STATUTES   1-5

ARTICLE II — DEFINITIONS [44 pages] {table}   2-1
• Section 2.1   PURPOSE & INTERPRETATION   2-1
• Section 2.2   DEFINITIONS   2-1
• Section 2.3   WORDS NOT DEFINED   2-44

ARTICLE III — GENERAL PROVISIONS [33 pages] {table}   3-1
• Section 3.1   PURPOSE & SCOPE   3-1
• Section 3.2   LOT AND YARD AREA REQUIREMENT EXCEPTIONS   3-1
• Section 3.3   FIRE HAZARDS AND EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS   3-2
• Section 3.4   STRUCTURE SETBACKS ON ROADWAYS   3-2
• Section 3.5   NUMBER OF DWELLINGS AND USE OF LOTS OR PREMISES   3-3
• Section 3.6   UNSAFE, RAZING & MOVING BUILDINGS   3-3
• Section 3.7   WATER ACCESS LOTS   3-4
• Section 3.8   BOAT DOCKS LIMITATIONS   3-5
• Section 3.9   PROHIBITED USES   3-5
• Section 3.10   ACCESSORY USES   3-5
• Section 3.11   MAXIMUM SIZE ACCESSORY STRUCTURES   3-6
• Section 3.12   HEIGHT LIMITATIONS & EXCEPTIONS   3-6
• Section 3.13   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR DWELLINGS   3-6
• Section 3.14   TEMPORARY BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND USES   3-9
• Section 3.15   LOT FRONTAGE/DEPTH RATIO   3-12
• Section 3.16   USE OF OPEN SPACE   3-12
• Section 3.17   DAMAGED BUILDINGS   3-13
• Section 3.18   KEEPING OF ANIMALS AND LIVESTOCK   3-13
• Section 3.19   ACCESS TO PUBLIC ROADS   3-13
• Section 3.20   CLEAR VISION CORNERS   3-14
• Section 3.21   VACATED STREETS   3-16
• Section 3.22   ACCESS MANAGEMENT   3-16
• Section 3.23   PUBLIC STREETS STANDARDS   3-20
• Section 3.24   PRIVATE ROAD DEVELOPMENT   3-23
• Section 3.25   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   3-30
• Section 3.26   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   3-30
• Section 3.27   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   3-30
• Section 3.28   GOVERNMENT OWNED LANDS   3-30

ARTICLE IV — ZONING DISTRICTS AND ZONING MAP [1 page] {table}   4-1
• Section 4.1   DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED   4-1
• Section 4.2   ZONING DISTRICTS MAPS
• Benzonia Township Zoning Map [1 page]
• Platte Township Zoning Map [1 page]
  4-1
• Section 4.3   INTERPRETATION OF DISTRICT BOUNDARIES   4-1

ARTICLE V — LAKESHORE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-1) [2 pages] {table}
  (Also see ARTICLE XXIV – CRYSTAL LAKE WATERSHED OVERLAY DISTRICT)
  5-1
• Section 5.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES   5-1
• Section 5.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   5-1
• Section 5.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   5-1
• Section 5.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   5-1
• Section 5.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   5-1

ARTICLE VI — SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-2) [2 pages] {table}
  (Also see ARTICLE XXIV – CRYSTAL LAKE WATERSHED OVERLAY DISTRICT)
  6-1
• Section 6.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES   6-1
• Section 6.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   6-1
• Section 6.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   6-1
• Section 6.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   6-1
• Section 6.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   6-1

ARTICLE VII — RURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-3) [2 pages] {table}
  (Also see ARTICLE XXIV – CRYSTAL LAKE WATERSHED OVERLAY DISTRICT)
  7-1
• Section 7.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES   7-1
• Section 7.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   7-1
• Section 7.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   7-1
• Section 7.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   7-1
• Section 7.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   7-2

ARTICLE VIII — MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-4) [2 pages] {table}   8-1
• Section 8.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES   8-1
• Section 8.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   8-1
• Section 8.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   8-1
• Section 8.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   8-1
• Section 8.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   8-2

ARTICLE IX — RECREATIONAL/RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-5) [2 pages] {table}   9-1
• Section 9.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES   9-1
• Section 9.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   9-1
• Section 9.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   9-1
• Section 9.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   9-1
• Section 9.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   9-1

ARTICLE X — RURAL PRESERVATION DISTRICTS (RP 2.5, 5, 10, 20) [7 pages] {table}   10-1
• Section 10.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES   10-1
• Section 10.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   10-1
• Section 10.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   10-1
• Section 10.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   10-1
• Section 10.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   10-1

ARTICLE XI – COMMERCIAL DISTRICT (C-1) [2 pages] {table}   11-1
• Section 11.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES   11-1
• Section 11.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   11-1
• Section 11.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   11-1
• Section 11.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   11-1
• Section 11.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   11-2
• Section 11.6   YARD STORAGE   11-2

ARTICLE XII – COMMERCIAL RESORT DISTRICT (C/R) [2 pages] {table}   12-1
• Section 12.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES
  (See ARTICLE XVI for guidelines)
  12-1
• Section 12.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   12-1
• Section 12.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   12-1
• Section 12.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   12-1
• Section 12.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   12-1

ARTICLE XIII – LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (LI) [2 pages] {table}   13-1
• Section 13.1   PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES   13-1
• Section 13.2   PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES   13-1
• Section 13.3   PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES   13-1
• Section 13.4   PERMITTED SPECIAL LAND USES   13-1
• Section 13.5   LOT AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS   13-2

ARTICLE XIV – ADMINISTRATION [39 pages] {table}   14-1
• Section 14.1   PURPOSE AND INTENT   14-1
PART I – ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   14-1
• Section 14.2   RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADMINISTRATION   14-1
• Section 14.3   ZONING COMMISSION   14-2
• Section 14.4   ZONING ADMINISTRATOR   14-2
• Section 14.5   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   14-5
PART II – PERMIT APPLICATION, REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES   14-5
• Section 14.6   GENERAL APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROVISIONS   14-5
• Section 14.7   ZONING PERMITS   14-9
• Section 14.8   TEMPORARY ZONING PERMITS   14-13
• Section 14.9   CERTIFICATE OF ZONING COMPLIANCE   14-16
• Section 14.10   ZONING APPROVAL RUNS WITH THE LAND AND STATUS OF PRIOR USES   14-17
• Section 14.11   CONDITIONAL APPROVALS AND RECORDING CONDITIONS WITH REGISTER OF DEEDS   14-17
• Section 14.12   PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES AND PERFORMANCE BONDING FOR COMPLIANCE   14-18
• Section 14.13   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   14-20
• Section 14.14   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   14-20
PART III – NOTICE AND HEARING PROCEDURES   14-20
• Section 14.15   PUBLIC NOTICE   14-20
• Section 14.16   PUBLIC HEARING   14-23
• Section 14.17   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   14-25
• Section 14.18   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   14-25
PART IV – SITE PLAN REVIEW   14-25
• Section 14.19   PURPOSE AND INTENT   14-25
• Section 14.20   JURISDICTION   14-25
• Section 14.21   SITE PLAN REVIEW PROCEDURES   14-26
• Section 14.22   STANDARDS FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW APPROVAL   14-31
• Section 14.23   SITE PLAN APPROVAL   14-34
• Section 14.24   APPEAL TO ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS   14-34
• Section 14.25   AMENDMENT TO SITE PLAN   14-35
• Section 14.26   CONFORMITY TO APPROVED SITE PLAN   14-35
• Section 14.27   AS BUILT SITE PLANS   14-35
• Section 14.28   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   14-35
• Section 14.29   RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE   14-35
PART V – COMPLAINTS, PERMIT SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, AND VIOLATION PROCEDURES   14-35
• Section 14.30   COMPLAINTS, PERMIT SUSPENSION, REVOCATION AND VIOLATION PROCEDURES   14-35
PART VI – OTHER REVIEW PROCEDURES   14-37
• Section 14.31   OTHER REVIEW PROCEDURES   14-37

ARTICLE XV – CONDITIONAL USES [4 pages] {table}   15-1
• Section 15.1   INTENT AND PURPOSE   15-1
• Section 15.2   HOME OCCUPATIONS   15-1
• Section 15.3   SWIMMING POOLS   15-1
• Section 15.4   MODEL HOMES   15-1
• Section 15.5   MOBILE HOMES   15-2
• Section 15.6   LIVESTOCK AND PETS   15-3
• Section 15.7   NON-COMMERICAL STORAGE   15-4
• Section 15.8   ANTENNAS AND SATELLITE DISHES   15-4
• Section 15.9   RESIDENTIAL, SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING   15-4

ARTICLE XVI – SPECIAL LAND USE PERMITS: SUPPLEMENTARY
USE REGULATIONS
[33 pages] {table}
  16-1
• Section 16.1   SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS   16-1
• Section 16.2   RESERVED FOR EXPANSION   16-1
• Section 16.3   BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS   16-1
• Section 16.4   BOARDING HOUSES   16-2
• Section 16.5   DRIVE-IN THEATERS, RACE TRACKS, GOLF DRIVING RANGES,
GOLF COURSES, AND TRANSIENT AMUSEMENT ENTERPRISES
  16-2
• Section 16.6   CONTRACTORS AND BUILDING MATERIAL DEALERS   16-3
• Section 16.7   AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE INSTALLATIONS   16-4
• Section 16.8   GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS   16-4
• Section 16.9   GOLF COURSES   16-5
• Section 16.10   HOTELS, MOTELS, TOURIST COURTS, AND RESORTS   16-5
• Section 16.11   SANITARY LAND FILLS, INCINERATORS AND TRANSFER STATIONS   16-7
• Section 16.12   INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES   16-7
• Section 16.13   JUNK YARDS   16-8
• Section 16.14   RESIDENTIAL USES IN COMMERICIAL DISTRICTS   16-8
• Section 16.15   MARINAS AND CANOE LIVERIES   16-9
• Section 16.16   AMUSEMENT ARCADES   16-9
• Section 16.17   NEW AND USED AUTO, MC, RV AND BOAT DEALERS   16-10
• Section 16.18   MOBILE HOME PARKS AND MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISIONS   16-10
• Section 16.19   PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS (PRD)   16-10
• Section 16.20   SHOPPING CENTERS   16-15
• Section 16.21   SAND OR GRAVEL PITS, QUARRIES   16-17
• Section 16.22   SEWAGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL   16-18
• Section 16.23   AIRPORTS   16-19
• Section 16.24   CAMPGROUNDS AND TRAILER PARKS   16-19
• Section 16.25   LIGHT MANUFACTURING, WAREHOUSING, COMMERICIAL STORAGE   16-19
• Section 16.26   RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVICES   16-21
• Section 16.27   GUN AND SKEET CLUBS, SHOOTING RANGES   16-30
• Section 16.28   HUNT CLUBS   16-31

ARTICLE XVII – PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS [29 pages] {table}   17-1
• Section 17.1   PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS   17-1
• Section 17.2   CONSERVATION PUD   17-13
• Section 17.3   RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT   17-17
• Section 17.4   MIXED USE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS   17-21
• Section 17.5   NEOTRADITIONAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS   17-23
• Section 17.6   NONRESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS   17-25
• Section 17.7   HARDSHIP PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT   17-26
• Section 17.8   TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS PUD OVERLAY ZONE   17-29

ARTICLE XVIII – SUBDIVISIONS & CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS [6 pages] {table}   18-1
• Section 18.1   PURPOSE AND INTENT   18-1
• Section 18.2   SUBDIVISION OF LAND   18-1
• Section 18.3   PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS — SKETCH PLAN   18-1
• Section 18.4   CONDOMINIUM SUBDIVISION PLAN   18-3

ARTICLE XIX – SIGNS [12 pages] {table}   19-1
• Section 19.1   PURPOSE   19-1
• Section 19.2   PERMIT REQUIRED   19-1
• Section 19.3   SIGNS EXCLUDED FROM PERMIT   19-1
• Section 19.4   TEMPORARY SIGNS: PERMIT EXEMPTIONS   19-2
• Section 19.5   DETERMINING THE NUMBER OF SIGNS   19-4
• Section 19.6   COMPUTATION SIGN AREA   19-4
• Section 19.7   SIGNAGE TABLES   19-5
• Section 19.8   SIGN REQUIREMENTS WHERE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED   19-5
• Section 19.9   SIGN REQUIREMENTS WHERE PERMITS ARE NOT REQUIRED   19-6
• Section 19.10   GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS   19-7
• Section 19.11   OFF-PREMISE HIGHWAY ADVERTISING SIGNS   19-8
• Section 19.12   PROHIBITED SIGNS   19-9
• Section 19.13   SIGN SETBACKS AND HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS   19-9
• Section 19.14   SIGN ILLUMINATION   19-11
• Section 19.15   NON-CONFORMING SIGNS   19-11

ARTICLE XX – PARKING AND LOADING REGULATIONS [13 pages] {table}   20-1
• Section 20.1   PURPOSE   20-1
• Section 20.2   REQUIREMENTS   20-1
• Section 20.3   PARKING SPACE REQUIREMENTS   20-3
• Section 20.4   PARKING SITE REQUIREMENTS   20-9
• Section 20.5   LOADING & UNLOADING REQUIREMENTS   20-12

ARTICLE XXI – LANDSCAPING, BUFFERING AND SCREENING [9 pages] {table}   21-1
• Section 21.1   PURPOSE   21-1
• Section 21.2   LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS   21-1
• Section 21.3   RIGHT-OF-WAY PROTECTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY   21-2
• Section 21.4   REQUIRED VEGETATION   21-2
• Section 21.5   INDESIRABLE TREES   21-3
• Section 21.6   DRIVES AND ACCESSWAYS   21-4
• Section 21.7   BUFFERING PROVISION FOR SURFACE MINING AREAS AND JUNK YARDS   21-4
• Section 21.8   SIDE AND REAR YARD LANDSCAPING AND FENCING OPTIONS   21-4
• Section 21.9   PARKING LOT LANDSCAPING & LOADING SPACE FENCING   21-5
• Section 21.10   LANDSCAPING FOR ALL OTHER PROPERTIES REQUIRING SITE PLAN REVIEW   21-6
• Section 21.11   MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LANDSCAPING MATERIALS   21-6
• Section 21.12   SCREENING OF TRASH   21-7
• Section 21.13   EXISTING SCREENING   21-7
• Section 21.14   MAINTENANCE   21-7
• Section 21.15   FENCES, WALLS, AND SCREENS   21-7
• Section 21.16   TIME TO COMPLETE & PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE   21-8
• Section 21.17   WAIVER OF LANDSCAPING, BUFFERING AND FENCING REGULATIONS   21-9
• Section 21.18   LANDSCAPING, PLANTING AND SPACING GUIDELINES   21-9

ARTICLE XXII – ENVIRONMENTAL PROVISIONS [10 pages] {table}   22-1
• Section 22.1   PURPOSE   22-1
• Section 22.2   REGULATION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS   22-1
• Section 22.3   ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS   22-1
• Section 22.4   RETAINING WALL PERMIT   22-2
• Section 22.5   REMOVAL OF VEGETATIVE COVER   22-2
• Section 22.6   GRADING AND FILLING OF PROPERTY AND STORMWATER DETENTION   22-3
• Section 22.7   GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & NUISANCE PREVENTION PROVISIONS   22-5
• Section 22.8   WATER SUPPLY AND SANITARY SEWERAGE FACILITIES   22-7
• Section 22.9   FLOOD PLAIN REGULATIONS   22-7
• Section 22.10   ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC & TRAFFIC IMPACT ASSESSMENTS   22-10

ARTICLE XXIII – PLATTE LAKES AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN OVERLAY DISTRICT [5 pages] {table}   23-1
• Section 23.1   ESTABLISHMENT OF OVERLAY DISTRICT: INTENT & PURPOSE   23-1
• Section 23.2   PLATTE LAKES AREA   23-1
• Section 23.3   WATER RESOURCES SUBJECT TO ORDINANCE REGULATION   23-1
• Section 23.4   DISTRICT REGULATIONS   23-1
• Section 23.5   CONFLICTS   23-5

ARTICLE XXIV – CRYSTAL LAKE WATERSHED OVERLAY DISTRICT [9 pages] {table}   24-1
• Section 24.1   PURPOSE   24-1
• Section 24.2   WATERSHED OVERLAY DISTRICT   24-1
• Section 24.3   USES PERMITTED   24-1
• Section 24.4   LOT SIZE, WIDTH, AND SETBACK   24-2
• Section 24.5   APPROVAL PROCESS   24-2
• Section 24.6   DESIGN REQUIREMENTS   24-2

ARTICLE XXV — SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES (SOBS) [15 pages] {table}   25-1
• Section 25.1   PREAMBLE   25-1
• Section 25.2   INTENT AND PURPOSE   25-1
• Section 25.3   DEFINITIONS   25-1
• Section 25.4   PERMIT REQUIRED   25-4
• Section 25.5   ISSUANCE OF PERMIT   25-5
• Section 25.6   INSPECTION   25-7
• Section 25.7   ACTION TO REVOKE PERMIT   25-7
• Section 25.8   TRANSFER OF PERMIT   25-7
• Section 25.9   LOCATION RESTRICTIONS   25-7
• Section 25.10   REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENTS   25-8
• Section 25.11   EXTERIOR PORTIONS OF SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS   25-11
• Section 25.12   PERSONS YOUNGER THAN EIGHTEEN PROHIBITED FROM ENTRY; ATTENDANT REQUIRED   25-11
• Section 25.13   EXEMPTION   25-12
• Section 25.14   NOTICES   25-12
• Section 25.15   NON-CONFORMING USES   25-13
• Section 25.16   INJUNCTION   25-13
• Section 25.17   VARIANCES AND LIMITATION ON REAPPLICATION   25-13
• Section 25.18   EXPANSION AND DISCONTINUANCE   25-14

ARTICLE XXVI — WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS TOWERS [17 pages] {table}   26-1
• Section 26.1   PURPOSE   26-1
• Section 26.2   DEFINITIONS   26-1
• Section 26.3   APPLICABILITY   26-2
• Section 26.4   GENERAL REQUIREMENTS   26-3
• Section 26.5   PERMITTED USES   26-5
• Section 26.6   ADMINISTRATIVELY APPROVED USES   26-5
• Section 26.7   SPECIAL LAND USE PERMITS   26-9
• Section 26.8   BUILDINGS OR OTHER EQUIPMENT STORAGE   26-14
• Section 26.9   REMOVAL OF ABANDONED ANTENNAS AND TOWERS   26-16
• Section 26.10   NONCONFORMING USES   26-16

ARTICLE XXVII – BETSIE VALLEY TRAIL OVERLAY DISTRICT [3 pages] {table}   27-1
• Section 27.1   INTENT AND PURPOSE   27-1
• Section 27.2   DEFINITIONS   27-2
• Section 27.3   LOCATION AND SIZE OF STRUCTURES   27-2
• Section 27.4   REASONABLE TRAIL DESIGN GUIDELINES   27-2
• Section 27.5   SITE PLAN   27-3
• Section 27.6   TRAIL CROSSINGS   27-3
• Section 27.7   SPECIAL LAND USE PERMIT REQUIRED   27-3
• Section 27.8   MDOT 30 FOOT FUTURE RAIL/UTILITY EASEMENT   27-3
• Section 27.9   TRAIL DESIGN GUIDELINES   27-3
      ATTACHMENT A (link to one document with both attachments)   27-4
      ATTACHMENT B (link to one document with both attachments)   27-5

ARTICLE XXVIII – NON-CONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES [3 pages] {table}   28-1
• Section 28.1   PURPOSE & SCOPE   28-1
• Section 28.2   LIMITATIONS ON EXPANDING NON-CONFORMING SITUATIONS   28-1
• Section 28.3   INVOLUNTARY DESTRUCTION   28-1
• Section 28.4   VOLUNTARY DISCONTINUANCE   28-1
• Section 28.5   RESTRICTION OF CHANGE   28-2
• Section 28.6   VOLUNTARY DEMOLITION   28-2
• Section 28.7   NON-CONFORMING PARCELS OR LOTS - ASSEMBLAGE   28-2
• Section 28.8   REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE   28-2
• Section 28.9   CHANGE OF TENANCY OR OWNERSHIP   28-3
• Section 28.10   DISTRICT CHANGES   28-3
• Section 28.11   HARDSHIP CASES   28-3
• Section 28.12   ILLEGAL NONCONFORMING USES   28-3

ARTICLE XXIX – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS [10 pages] {table}   29-1
• Section 29.1   PURPOSE & SCOPE   29-1
• Section 29.2   CREATION OF BOARD OF APPEALS   29-1
• Section 29.3   RULES, LIMITS ON AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD OF APPEALS, AND USE VARIANCES   29-2
• Section 29.4   ZONING APPEALS   29-2
• Section 29.5   VARIANCES   29-4
• Section 29.6   RULES FOR GRANTING VARIANCES   29-5
• Section 29.7   INTERPRETATION AND OTHER POWERS   29-5
• Section 29.8   DETERMINATION OF A LOT OF RECORD   29-6
• Section 29.9   NONCONFORMITY APPEALS   29-6
• Section 29.10   APPEAL CONCERNING SITE PLAN REVIEW, SPECIAL LAND USE OR PUD   29-6
• Section 29.11   ESSENTIAL SERVICES   29-7
• Section 29.12   FINDINGS OF FACT   29-7
• Section 29.13   BURDEN OF PROOF IN APPEALS AND VARIANCES   29-8
• Section 29.14   RE-APPLICATIONS AND REHEARINGS   29-8
• Section 29.15   BOND AUTHORIZED   29-9
• Section 29.16   RECORDS   29-9
• Section 29.17   LEGAL COUNSEL   29-10
• Section 29.18   REVIEW BY CIRCUIT COURT   29-10

ARTICLE XXX – TABLE OF DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS [1 page] {table}   30-1
• Section 30.1   TABLE OF DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS   30-1

ARTICLE XXXI – AMENDMENTS [5 pages] {table}   31-1
• Section 31.1   PURPOSE & SCOPE   31-1
• Section 31.2   INITIATION OF AMENDMENTS   31-1
• Section 31.3   FEES   31-1
• Section 31.4   AMENDMENT PROCEDURES   31-1
• Section 31.5   PETITION REFERRAL   31-2
• Section 31.6   PUBLIC HEARING   31-3
• Section 31.7   FINDINGS OF FACT REQUIRED   31-3
• Section 31.8   PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS   31-4
• Section 31.9   CONSIDERATION BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES   31-4
• Section 31.10   SUBMISSION TO THE STATE OF MICHIGAN   31-5
• Section 31.11   NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION [1 page]   31-5
• Section 31.12   OPTIONS UPON DENIAL OF AMENDMENT REQUEST   31-6
• Section 31.13   RESUBMITTAL   31-6
• Section 31.14   COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF ZONING ORDINANCE   31-6

 


    

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