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