City Staff have provide a briefing on the Preliminary Draft Zoning Code and are holding public forums to gather public input. The next public forum date will be announced once scheduled.
This Zoning Ordinance draft should be considered as very preliminary. Although each chapter has undergone review, staff are currently undertaking a final review of each chapter to make sure there is consistency between all the chapters throughout the Code. As required since Cadillac is a Redevelopment Ready Certified Community, the Preliminary Zoning Ordinance draft was sent to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a state agency, for their review, and has been found to meet their standards.
The City is releasing this copy of the Preliminary Draft Zoning Ordinance for the purpose of gaining public input. Once this draft is edited after receiving public input for consideration, it will undergo a final internal staff review, legal review, and be presented as a draft for Planning Commission consideration. Following the Planning Commission consideration, which includes a Public Hearing, the draft is then forwarded to City Council for their consideration. City Council will also have a Public Hearing on the draft, prior to taking action.
Note, due to the significant interest in the short-term rental issue, that section of Code has been broken out of the ordinance that specifically addresses short-term rental units, to make it easier to review.
Best Practice Resources:
Preliminary Draft Short Term Rentals Michigan Assoc. Planning Zoning Reform Toolkit
Draft Short Term Rental Map MEDC Redevelopment Ready Communities Best Practices
Presentation for Public Forum June 13, 2023
Below are copies of the preliminary draft Zoning Ordinance by chapter.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Administration, Zoning Amendments, Enforcement
Chapter 3 Construction of Language and Definitions
Chapter 4 General Provisions
Chapter 5 Site Plan Review
Chapter 6 Zone Districts
Chapter 7 Special Land Uses
Chapter 8 Residential Planned Unit Development
Chapter 9 Mixed-Use Planned Unit Development
Chapter 10 Landscaping and Fencing
Chapter 11 Signs
Chapter 12 Off-Street Parking, Driveways
Chapter 13 Nonconformities
Chapter 14 Zoning Board of Appeals
Preliminary Zoning Map ; 6.9.23