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Zoning Ordinance

Table of Contents

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Article 1: Purpose and Introduction

  • Sec. 1.01 Short Title
  • Sec. 1.02 Purpose
  • Sec. 1.03 Application Procedures
  • Sec. 1.04 Construction Begun and Site Plans and Planned Unit Developments Approved Prior to Effective Date
  • Sec. 1.05 Conflicting Regulations
  • Sec. 1.06 Validity and Severability Clause
  • Sec. 1.07 Certification and Effective Date

Article 2: Zoning Districts and Map - In General

  • Sec. 2.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 2.02 Interpretation of District Boundaries
  • Sec. 2.03 Zoning of Vacated Public Rights-of-Way

Article 3: Residential and Agricultural Districts (AG, CE, RR, LDR, SR, UR, LRR, MDR and HDR)

  • Sec. 3.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 3.02 Listing of Residential Districts
  • Sec. 3.03 Permitted and Special Land Uses
  • Sec. 3.04 Dimensional Standards
  • Sec. 3.05 Additional Site Development Standards

Article 4: Manufactured Housing Park District (MHP)

  • Sec. 4.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 4.02 Permitted and Special Land Uses
  • Sec. 4.03 Dimensional Standards for Park Design, Units and Unit Placement
  • Sec. 4.04 Review Standards
  • Sec. 4.05 Design Standards for Individual Lots
  • Sec. 4.06 Additional Site Development Standards

Article 5: Reserved for Future Use

Article 6: Public and Recreational Facilities District (PRF)

  • Sec. 6.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 6.02 Permitted and Special Land Uses
  • Sec. 6.03 Dimensional Standards
  • Sec. 6.04 Additional Site Development Standards

Article 7: Commercial and Service Districts (OSD, NSD, GCD and RCD)

  • Sec. 7.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 7.02 Permitted and Special Land Uses
  • Sec. 7.03 Dimensional Standards
  • Sec. 7.04 Additional Site Development Standards

Article 8: Industrial District (IND)

  • Sec. 8.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 8.02 Permitted and Special Land Uses
  • Sec. 8.03 Dimensional Standards
  • Sec. 8.04 Additional Site Development Standards

Article 9: Genoa Town Center Overlay District

  • Sec. 9.01 Purpose
  • Sec. 9.02 Scope of Application and Establishment of Frontage Zones
  • Sec. 9.03 Types of Buildings and Uses Permitted
  • Sec. 9.04 Dimensional Requirements
  • Sec. 9.05 Architectural Requirements
  • Sec. 9.06 Streetscape Requirements
  • Sec. 9.07 Parking and Loading
  • Sec. 9.08 Open Space Requirements
  • Sec. 9.09 Other Requirements and Review Process

Article 10: Planned Unit Development (PUD)

  • Sec. 10.01 Purpose
  • Sec. 10.02 Qualifying Conditions
  • Sec. 10.03 Types of PUD Zoning Designations
  • Sec. 10.04 Application and Review Procedure
  • Sec. 10.05 Conceptual Submittal Requirements
  • Sec. 10.06 Final PUD Site Plan Submittal Requirements
  • Sec. 10.07 Standards for Approval of Conceptual PUD Site Plan
  • Sec. 10.08 Final PUD Site Plan Approval Standards
  • Sec. 10.09 Schedule of Construction
  • Sec. 10.10 Appeals and Violations
  • Sec. 10.11 Amendments and Deviations from approved Final PUD Site Plan

Article 11: General Provisions

  • Sec. 11.01 General Dimensional Standards
  • Sec. 11.02 Uses
  • Sec. 11.03 Dwellings
  • Sec. 11.04 Accessory Buildings and Structures

Article 12: Site Development Regulations

  • Sec. 12.01 Multiple Family, Commercial, Office and Industrial Architecture
  • Sec. 12.02 Greenbelts, Landscape Materials and Screening
  • Sec. 12.03 Exterior Lighting
  • Sec. 12.04 Dumpsters and Waste Receptacles
  • Sec. 12.05 Non-motorized Pathways and Sidewalks
  • Sec. 12.06 Private Parks in Residential Subdivision Plats & Condominiums
  • Sec. 12.07 Condominium Development Regulations

Article 13: Environmental Protection Regulations

  • Sec. 13.01 Clearing of Woodlands and Earth Changes Prior to Development
  • Sec. 13.02 Wetland Protection Standards
  • Sec. 13.03 Riparian Lot Common Use (Keyhole)
  • Sec. 13.04 Sewer and Septic Systems
  • Sec. 13.05 Performance Standards
  • Sec. 13.06 Floor Drains
  • Sec. 13.07 Hazardous Materials and Fuel Storage
  • Sec. 13.08 Stormwater Management

Article 14: Parking and Loading-Unloading Standards

  • Sec. 14.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 14.02 General Requirements
  • Sec. 14.03 Floor Area Units of Measurement for Parking
  • Sec. 14.04 Parking Space Numerical Requirements
  • Sec. 14.05 Barrier Free Parking Requirements
  • Sec. 14.06 Off-Street Parking Space Design Standards
  • Sec. 14.07 Parking Lot Construction and Maintenance
  • Sec. 14.08 Off-Street Loading and Unloading Areas
  • Sec. 14.09 Restrictions on the Use of Parking Lots

Article 15: Access Management and Private Road Standards

  • Sec. 15.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 15.02 Definitions
  • Sec. 15.03 Access to Dedicated Streets
  • Sec. 15.04 Standards for Shared Residential Driveways
  • Sec. 15.05 Private Road Regulations
  • Sec. 15.06 Access Management

Article 16: Sign Standards

  • Sec. 16.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 16.02 Definitions
  • Sec. 16.03 Application of Standards: Exempt Signs
  • Sec. 16.04 Prohibited Signs
  • Sec. 16.05 Required Address Signs
  • Sec. 16.06 General Standards for Permitted Signs
  • Sec. 16.07 Specific Sign Standards

Article 17: Reserved for Future Use

Article 18: Site Plan Review and Impact Statement

  • Sec. 18.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 18.02 Uses Requiring Site Plan Review and Impact Statement
  • Sec. 18.03 Site Plan Review Procedures
  • Sec. 18.04 Required Site Plan Contents
  • Sec. 18.05 Waiver from Required Site Plan Submittal Items
  • Sec. 18.06 Sketch Plan
  • Sec. 18.07 Written Impact Assessment Requirements
  • Sec. 18.08 Standards for Approval of Site Plan and Impact Assessment
  • Sec. 18.09 Validity of Approved Final Site Plan
  • Sec. 18.10 Deviations from Approved Site Plans
  • Sec. 18.11 Appeals of Final Site Plan
  • Sec. 18.12 Property Maintenance after Approval

Article 19: Special Land Uses

  • Sec. 19.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 19.02 Application and Review Procedures
  • Sec. 19.03 Review and Approval of Special Land Uses: General Review Standards
  • Sec. 19.04 Variances
  • Sec. 19.05 Validity of Permit
  • Sec. 19.06 Amendments, Expansion or Change in Use
  • Sec. 19.07 Restrictions on Resubmittal of a Special Land Use Request

Article 20: Land Divisions

  • Sec. 20.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 20.02 Applicability
  • Sec. 20.03 Procedure
  • Sec. 20.04 Submittal Requirements
  • Sec. 20.05 Standards for Review

Article 21: Administration and Enforcement

  • Sec. 21.01 Duties of Zoning Administrator
  • Sec. 21.02 Requirement for Permit
  • Sec. 21.03 Performance Guarantee
  • Sec. 21.04 Violations and Penalties

Article 22: Ordinance Amendments

  • Sec. 22.01 Initiation of Amendments
  • Sec. 22.02 Application Procedure
  • Sec. 22.03 Amendment Procedure; Public Hearing and Notice
  • Sec. 22.04 Criteria for Amendment of the Official Zoning Map
  • Sec. 22.05 Amendments Required to Conform to Court Decree

Article 23: Board of Appeals

  • Sec. 23.01 Creation and Membership
  • Sec. 23.02 Jurisdiction
  • Sec. 23.03 Meetings
  • Sec. 23.04 Appeal Procedure
  • Sec. 23.05 Granting Variances
  • Sec. 23.06 Official Record; Findings of Fact
  • Sec. 23.07 Orders
  • Sec. 23.08 Time Requirements

Article 24: Non-Conforming Structures and Uses

  • Sec. 24.01 Statement of Purpose
  • Sec. 24.02 Nonconforming Buildings, Structures, Lots and Uses
  • Sec. 24.03 Use of Nonconforming Lots
  • Sec. 24.04 Nonconforming Buildings and Structures
  • Sec. 24.05 Nonconforming Uses of Buildings and Structures
  • Sec. 24.06 Nonconforming Uses of Land
  • Sec. 24.07 General Requirements
  • Sec. 24.08 Structures under Construction at Ordinance Adoption
  • Sec. 24.09 Nonconforming Site
  • Sec. 24.10 Right-of-Way Changes

Article 25: Definitions

  • Sec. 25.01 Construction of Language
  • Sec. 25.02 Definitions

Appendix A: Table of Uses

 
Related Documents

Related Documents

For your convenience, the individual articles of the zoning ordinance are available for download as separate documents below. If you would like to download the entire ordinance as one large file, you can use the Complete Zoning Ordinance file at the top of the list.


Complete Zoning Ordinance Complete Zoning Ordinance
The entire Genoa Charter Township Zoning Ordinance in one document.
Zoning Ordinance: Article 1 Zoning Ordinance: Article 1
Purpose and Introduction
Zoning Ordinance: Article 2 Zoning Ordinance: Article 2
Zoning Districts and Map - In General
Zoning Ordinance: Article 3 Zoning Ordinance: Article 3
Residential and Agricultural Districts
Zoning Ordinance: Article 4 Zoning Ordinance: Article 4
Manufactured Housing District
Zoning Ordinance: Article 5 Zoning Ordinance: Article 5
Reserved for Future Use
Zoning Ordinance: Article 6 Zoning Ordinance: Article 6
Public and Recreational Facilities
Zoning Ordinance: Article 7 Zoning Ordinance: Article 7
Commercial Districts
Zoning Ordinance: Article 8 Zoning Ordinance: Article 8
Industrial District
Zoning Ordinance: Article 9 Zoning Ordinance: Article 9
Genoa Town Center Overlay District
Zoning Ordinance: Article 10 Zoning Ordinance: Article 10
Planned Unit Development
Zoning Ordinance: Article 11 Zoning Ordinance: Article 11
General Provisions
Zoning Ordinance: Article 12 Zoning Ordinance: Article 12
Site Development Regulations
Zoning Ordinance: Article 13 Zoning Ordinance: Article 13
Environmental Protection Regulations
Zoning Ordinance: Article 14 Zoning Ordinance: Article 14
Parking and Loading-Unloading Standards
Zoning Ordinance: Article 15 Zoning Ordinance: Article 15
Access Management and Private Road Standards
Zoning Ordinance: Article 17 Zoning Ordinance: Article 17
Reserved for Future Use
Zoning Ordinance: Article 18 Zoning Ordinance: Article 18
Site Plan Review and Impact Statement
Zoning Ordinance: Article 19 Zoning Ordinance: Article 19
Special Land Uses
Zoning Ordinance: Article 21 Zoning Ordinance: Article 21
Administration and Enforcement
Zoning Ordinance: Article 22 Zoning Ordinance: Article 22
Ordinance Amendments
Zoning Ordinance: Article 23 Zoning Ordinance: Article 23
Board of Appeals
Zoning Ordinance: Article 24 Zoning Ordinance: Article 24
Non-Conforming Structures and Uses
Appendix A Appendix A
Table of Uses