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Site Plan Review Regulations


Site plan review includes provisions in the zoning ordinance for the administrative review of documents and drawings specified in the zoning ordinance to ensure that a proposed development is in compliance with the zoning ordinance. Many local governments already administer site plan review as part of their planning process, so adding lake protection review often does not add to the administrative workload. Communities can use site plan review standards to limit the amount of impervious surfaces, require setbacks from natural features and promote reductions of stormwater.


Additional References

OrganizationCountyResource DescriptionResource Link
Four Townships Water Resources CouncilBarry and KalamazooSite Plan Review GuideClick here
Huron River Watershed CouncilWashtenawRiparian Buffer Model OrdinanceClick here

Additional Ordinance Examples

MunicipalityCountyResource DescriptionResource Link
Banks TownshipAntrim CountyArticle 7: Site Plan ReviewClick here
Whitewater TownshipGrand Traverse CountyZoning Ordinance: Site Plan ReviewClick here
Napoleon TownshipJackson County Article 8: Site Plan ReviewClick here
Oshtemo Charter TownshipKalamazoo CountySection 82: Site Plan ReviewClick here
Marion TownshipLivingston CountyArticle XVIII: Site Plan RequirementsClick here
Springfield Charter TownshipOakland CountySection 40-136: Site Review PlanClick here
Porter TownshipVan Buren CountySection 111.2400: Site Plan ReviewClick here