Streamlining the Zoning Ordinance

Date: December 1, 2014 - December 16, 2014
Time: various
Location: various
Contact: Brad Neumann: 906-475-5731,

It goes without saying that most zoning ordinances are not the simplest documents to read and navigate. Although zoning standards need to be specific and contain the necessary information to be enforceable, they don’t have to be intimidating documents that are frustrating for zoning officials, residents, and developers to use.

The challenge then is to write and organize a zoning ordinance in an easy-to-understand format. This workshop will focus on:

  • Clear and non-redundant ordinance organization
  • Logical layout design and formatting on paper and for the Internet
  • Effective use of charts and illustrations
  • Technology tools to improve access and navigability

The training is tailored for planning commissioners, zoning administrators, elected officials and ZBA members - all of which work with the zoning ordinance. Read more about the program in Streamlining the zoning ordinance.

Program Locations:

Wakefield City Hall - Dec. 1 (Central Time)
509 Sunday Lake St.
Wakefield, MI 49968
UP Research and Extension Center - Dec. 8
University Drive
Chatham, MI 49816
Bayliss Public Library - Dec. 11
541 Library Dr.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Breitung Township Hall - Dec. 15 (Central Time)
3851 Menominee St.
Quinnesec, MI 49876
BHK Child Development, Rod Liimatainen Center - Dec. 16

700 Park Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

Brad Neumann, AICP - Extension educator
Visit the Streamlining the Zoning Ordinance registration page for more information.

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