Macomb, MI asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: Can a twp restrict or deny multifamily zoning if it doesn't have any land zoned as such?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: While there may be issues if the township has EXCLUDED specific types of structures from all zones, the lack of a 'multifamily' zoning district in and of itself is not necessarily an issue.

The FULL answer would require examining and analyzing the whole zoning ordinance and the rules put in place as a result of that ordinance.

If this is causing you issues, you NEED to consult with a local real estate attorney who can review your township's ordinance and provide you specific guidance about what can and cannot be done.

Good luck!

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