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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:51

City of Muskegon adopts form-based code

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Muskegon has become the largest city in Michigan to formally adopt a development practice known as “form-based codes.”

Intended to spur future development in the core downtown area of the lakeshore city, the codes are meant to guide developers and establish specifications for building projects. If city planning administrators determine that a project meets the implemented form-based code, developers should not have to receive approval from Muskegon’s Planning Commission. The code is intended to be in place of conventional zoning regulations and “simplify the entitlement process,” according to a statement provided by consultants who worked on the form-based codes with the city.

The code was unanimously approved by both the Muskegon City Commission and the Planning Commission, according to the statement.

In a previous MiBiz report, developers in the Muskegon area spoke in favor of the codes, citing that the simple mandates will rid builders of excessive trips to city planning officials.

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