PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Park Township Zoning Text and Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance was adopted at a meeting of the Park Township Board held on August 9, 2018, amending the Park Township Zoning Ordinance and Map.  The amendments are to take effect on August   26, 2018, provided that this effective date shall be extended as necessary to comply with the requirements of Section 402 of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act. A summary of the regulatory effect of the amendments, including the geographic area affected, is as follows.

The amendments will add Division 6A – MP Macatawa Park Overlay District to the Park Township Zoning Ordinance.  The amendments declare a description and purpose of the district; establish use regulations, including a statement of additional development standards; set forth controlling language of the district; prohibit new Planned Unit Developments in the district; establish setbacks for improved lots in the district, including front yard, side yard, and rear yard averaging; establish hazard mitigation requirements, an automatic fire extinguishing system provision, minimum parking based on the size of construction related to a building permit, and reconstruction of a pre-existing building for improved lots in the district; establish minimum lot requirements for construction on an unimproved lot in the district; establish setbacks for unimproved lots in the district, including front yard, side yard, and rear yard averaging; establish the area of a building footprint, an automatic fire extinguishing system provision, minimum parking based on the size of construction related to a building permit for unimproved lots in the district; provide a table of parcel numbers establishing the lots within the district: and amend the Park Township Zoning Map to include the overlay district. The geographic area affected by and included in within the district is summarized as the parcels of property located in the Macatawa Park Peninsula on the south side of the Township.

Further, the Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance adds definitions of the following terms: Block, Principal Building, Improved Lot, and Unimproved Lot. It also amends Section 38-155 Zone Districts to include the Macatawa Park Overlay District, and amends Section 38-601 General to include parking requirements specifically for the Macatawa Park Overlay District.

A copy of the Ordinance has been posted and can be purchased or inspected at the office of the Park Township Clerk, Park Township Hall, 52 – 152nd Avenue, Holland, Michigan, 49424, (Phone 616-399-4520) during regular business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm), and has been posted on the Township website at www.parktownship.org.  View Ordinance No. 2018-03.

Dated: August 17, 2018                                              Skip Keeter, Clerk
Park Township