4 to 1 rule for lot size

Asked March 17, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

Milton Township Antrim County is discussing rezoning a Environmetal zone to R-1 zone. If a lot has a established minimum of 100 width can the zoning ordinance require more than 40,000 sq. ft minimum lot size

Antrim County Michigan

1 Response


But why?

The answer to that question should be reflected in the "zoning plan" component of the Milton Township Master Plan, which should be updated first. I am not trying to say it is a good, or bad, idea. The point is the reasons to do so need to be thought out and explained.

Remember, in Michigan, substantive due process means land use regulation needs to focus on public purposes tied to health, safety, and welfare; the actual regulation has to have a direct connection to the public purpose; and the regulation needs to be the minimum necessary to accomplish the task.