P.O. Box 1157, Fowlerville, Michigan 48836
Phone (517) 223-0358 | Fax (517) 223-0533

Planning & Zoning

Planning Commission meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. the 2nd Monday of every month.
8015 N Fowlerville Road
Fowlerville MI 48836

2014 Meeting Dates


We at Conway Township encourage all residents to attend these meeting. Your voice is important to us and we would love to hear from you.

If you are looking for a Land Use permit please contact our Zoning Administrator: William Call 517-375-2593 - Email William Call

 
 

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Article 1.  Purpose 1-1

Section 1.01    Title    1-1
Section 1.02    Purpose    1-1
Section 1.03    Conflicting Regulations    1-1
Section 1.04    Compliance    1-1
Section 1.05    Uses in District    1-2
Section 1.06    General Responsibility    1-2
Section 1.07    Relationship to Comprehensive Plan    1-2
Section 1.08    Rules Applying to Text    1-2
Section 1.09    Validity and Severability Clause    1-3
Section 1.10    Enabling Authority    1-3
Section 1.11    Certification and Effective Date    1-3

Article 2.  Definitions 2-1


Article 3.  Administration and Enforcement 3-1

Section 3.01    Administration and Administrator    3-1
Section 3.02    Duties of Zoning Officials    3-1
Section 3.03    Land Use Permits    3-2
Section 3.04    Enforcement    3-6
Section 3.05    Violations    3-6
Section 3.06    Performances Guarantee; Refund    3-7

Article 4.  Amendments 4-1

Section 4.01    Initiation of Amendments    4-1
Section 4.02    Application Procedure and Fees    4-1
Section 4.03    Amendment Petition    4-1
Section 4.04    Public Hearing and Notice    4-2
Section 4.05    Action Procedures    4-2
Section 4.06    Criteria for Amendment of the Official Zoning Map    4-3
Section 4.07    Notice of Amendment    4-4
Section 4.08    Conformance to Court Decree    4-4

Article 5. Zoning Board of Appeals 5-1

Section 5.01    Purpose of Board    5-1
Section 5.02    Establishment of Board    5-1
Section 5.03    Membership, Terms of Office    5-1
Section 5.04    Powers, Duties    5-2
Section 5.05    Terms of Appeals    5-3
Section 5.06    Procedures    5-4
Section 5.07    Decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals    5-5

Article 6.  General and Supplementary Regulations 6-1

Section 6.01    Establishment of Districts    6-1
Section 6.02    Boundaries of Districts    6-1
Section 6.03    Districts and Uses    6-2
Section 6.04    Supplemental Regulations Pertaining to All Buildings    6-3
Section 6.05    Supplemental Regulations Pertaining to Residential Dwelling Units in the
                       Agricultural Residential and Residential Districts    6-4

Section 6.06    Supplemental Regulations Pertaining to Accessory Buildings
                       and Structures 6-8

Section 6.07    Supplemental Regulations Pertaining to Yards    6-11
Section 6.08    Supplemental Regulations Pertaining to Height    6-12
Section 6.09    Temporary Uses and Buildings    6-13
Section 6.10    Excavations    6-19
Section 6.11    Driveway Access; Equivalent Grades    6-19
Section 6.12    Preservation of Environmental Quality    6-20
Section 6.13    Sanitary Facilities    6-20
Section 6.14    Storage and Dumping of Waste, Junk, Motor Vehicles and Garbage    6-21
Section 6.15    Fences    6-22
Section 6.16    Required Landscaping and Screening    6-24
Section 6.17    Satellite Dish Antennas and Amateur Antennas    6-29
Section 6.18    Wireless Communication Structure Ordinance    6-30
Section 6.19    Fire and Explosive Hazards    6-42
Section 6.20    Condominium Project    6-42
Section 6.21    Child Care: Family Day Care Home and Group Day Care Home    6-45
Section 6.22    Keeping of Animals    6-47
Section 6.23    Airports, Heliports and Related Uses    6-50
Section 6.24    Wind Energy    6-58

Article 7.  AR Agricultural Residential District 7-1

Section 7.01    Intent    7-1
Section 7.02    Permitted Uses    7-1
Section 7.03    Special Uses    7-2
Section 7.04    Area, Height and Bulk Regulations    7-3
Section 7.05    Additional Dimensional Requirements    7-5
Section 7.06    Additional Site Development Requirements    7-5

Article 8.  R Residential District 8-1

Section 8.01    Intent    8-1
Section 8.02    Permitted Uses    8-1
Section 8.03    Special Uses    8-1
Section 8.04    Area, Height and Bulk Regulations    8-2
Section 8.05    Additional Dimensional Requirements    8-3
Section 8.06    Additional Site Development Requirements    8-4

Article 9.  MHP Manufactured Housing Park District 9-1

Section 9.01    Intent    9-1
Section 9.02    Principal Uses and Structures    9-2
Section 9.03    Accessory Uses and Structures    9-2
Section 9.04    Use Standards    9-2
Section 9.05    Severability    9-7

Article 10.  C Commercial District 10-1

Section 10.01    Intent    10-1
Section 10.02    Permitted Uses    10-1
Section 10.03    Special Uses    10-2
Section 10.04    Area, Height and Bulk Regulations    10-2
Section 10.05    Additional Dimensional Requirements    10-3
Section 10.06    Additional Site Development Requirements    10-4

Article 11.  I Industrial District 11-1

Section 11.01    Intent    11-1
Section 11.02    Permitted Uses    11-1
Section 11.03    Special Approval    11-3
Section 11.04    Industrial Performance Standards    11-4
Section 11.05    Compliance with County and State Regulations    11-7
Section 11.06    Site Plan Approvals Required    11-7
Section 11.07    Area, Height, Bulk, and Placement Requirements    11-8

Article 12.  Open Space Community 12-1

Section 12.01    Intent    12-1
Section 12.02    Scope    12-1
Section 12.03    Objectives    12-1
Section 12.04    Eligibility Criteria    12-2
Section 12.05    Principal Permitted Uses    12-3
Section 12.06    Design Standards    12-3
Section 12.07    Project Standards for Approval    12-7
Section 12.08    General Requirements    12-8
Section 12.09    Scheduled Phasing    12-9
Section 12.10    Revision of Approved Plans    12-10

Article 13.  Special Land Uses 13-1

Section 13.01    Intent    13-1
Section 13.02    Authority to Grant Permits    13-1
Section 13.03    Permit Procedures    13-1
Section 13.04    Basis of Determination    13-3
Section 13.05    Required Planning Standards and Findings    13-4
Section 13.06    Permits    13-5
Section 13.07    Amendments to Special Land Use Permits    13-6
Section 13.08    Reapplication    13-6
Section 13.09    Appeals    13-6
Section 13.10    Site Design Conditions    13-6

Article 14.  Site Plan Review 14-1

Section 14.01    Intent    14-1
Section 14.02    Site Plan Review Required    14-1
Section 14.03    Required Information    14-2
Section 14.04    Standards for Site Plan Review    14-4
Section 14.05    Action on Site Plans    14-6
Section 14.06    Appeal    14-7
Section 14.07    Approval Expiration and Revocation    14-7
Section 14.08    Amendment of an Approved Site Plan    14-8
Section 14.09    Modification of Site Plan During Construction    14-10
Section 14.10    As Built Drawings    14-10
Section 14.11    Inspection    14-10
Section 14.12    Performance Guarantee    14-11
Section 14.13    Fee and Expert Consultation    14-11

Article 15.  Off-Street Parking and Loading-Unloading Standards 15-1

Section 15.01    Statement of Purpose    15-1
Section 15.02    General Parking Requirement: All Districts    15-1
Section 15.03    Parking Units of Measurement    15-5
Section 15.04    Parking Space Requirements    15-6
Section 15.05    Site Development Requirements    15-8
Section 15.06    Loading and Unloading Space Requirements    15-9

Article 16.  Private Roads, Driveways, and Access Management 16-1


Section 16.01    Intent, Applicability and Definition    16-1
Section 16.02    Required Dimensions for Private Roadway    16-1
Section 16.03    Drainage and Culverts    16-4
Section 16.04    Shared Private Driveways.    16-4
Section 16.05    Access Management Standards    16-6
Section 16.06    Approval Process    16-7
Section 16.07    Easement and Maintenance Agreements    16-10
Section 16.08    Registration    16-15
Section 16.09    Fees    16-15
Section 16.10    Existing Nonconforming Private Roads and Access Easements    16-15

Article 17.  Sign Standards 17-1

Section 17.01    Purposes    17-1
Section 17.02    Applicability and Effect    17-1
Section 17.03    Definitions    17-1
Section 17.04    General Information    17-5
Section 17.05    Permitted Signs by Type and Zoning District    17-14
Section 17.06    Permits and Fees    17-18
Section 17.07    Designs, Construction and Maintenance    17-21
Section 17.08    Sign Appeals    17-22
Section 17.09    Violations, Enforcement and Remedies    17-23

Article 18. Nonconforming Structures and Uses 18-1

Section 18.01    Intent    18-1
Section 18.02    Nonconforming Lots, Uses, Buildings and Structures    18-1
Section 18.03    Survey and Record of Nonconforming Lots, Uses, Buildings
                         and Structures    18-1

Section 18.04    Structures Under Construction at Ordinance Adoption    18-1
Section 18.05    Use of Nonconforming Lots    18-2
Section 18.06    Nonconforming Uses of Land    18-2
Section 18.07    Non-Conforming Buildings and Structures    18-3
Section 18.08    Permitted Expansion, Repairs and Maintenance of
                         Non-Conforming Buildings    18-3

Section 18.09    Nonconforming Uses of Structures and Land    18-4
Section 18.10    Non-Conforming Parking Facilities    18-5
Section 18.11    Non-Conforming Signs    18-5
Section 18.12    Abandonment and Notice to Property Owners    18-6
Section 18.13    Change in Tenancy or Ownership    18-6
Section 18.14    Change in District    18-6
Section 18.15    Uses Allowed as Special Uses    18-6
Section 18.16    Elimination of Non-Conforming Uses and Structures    18-6

Article 19.  Land Divisions 19-1

Section 19.01    Intent    19-1
Section 19.02    Applicability    19-1
Section 19.03    Procedure    19-1
Section 19.04    Submittal Requirements    19-3
Section 19.05    Standards for Review    19-4
Section 19.06    Land Division Records    19-5

Article 20.  Zoning Ordinance Map 20-1



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