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Orion Township

September 07, 2011






The Charter Township of Orion Board of Trustees, at the regular meeting of Monday, August 29, 2011, held at 7:00 p.m., at the Orion Township Hall, 2525 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, adopted an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance No. 78, Article XXXIII, for the Charter Township of Orion, Michigan; amending Section 33.01; providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances and portions thereof; and providing an effective date.


SECTION 1 of Ordinance

Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, pursuant to all applicable provisions of law, Article XXXIII is amended by replacing the hereinafter language in the Article as follows:

Section 33.00 Preamble

The Gingellville Village Center Overlay District encompasses the area as illustrated on the Charter Township of Orion Zoning Map. The purpose of the Gingellville Village Center Overlay District shall be to promote the development of the area in accordance with the Gingellville Village Planning and Design Guidelines in such a manner that will: maintain, preserve and enhance historic resources; allow for a mixed use concept of new development that advances the creation of a "Village"; arrive at a residential pattern which addresses both style and architecture appropriate for the area; and, develop a vehicular and pedestrian circulation pattern appropriate for a "Village" while recognizing current community and lifestyle issues.

Section 33.01 Principal Uses Permitted

All uses within the Gingellville Village Center Overlay District shall be restricted to those listed as either permitted principal uses and/or special uses in the underlying zoning district or those uses listed as approved as a separate Planned Unit Development.

A. Unless otherwise zoned, commercial uses shall be limited to low intensity retail, office or professional uses similar to the Restricted Business zoning districts (RB-1, RB-2, RB-3).

B. Unless otherwise zoned, "Big Box" or intensive commercial uses shall be restricted. Maximum floor area for commercial use shall be limited and shall be consistent with the Village character (generally not greater than thirteen thousand (13,000) square feet per tenant).

C. Unless otherwise zoned, commercial or office uses shall not extend more than five hundred thirty-five (535) feet beyond the future right-of-way of Baldwin Road. Parcel areas deeper than five hundred thirty-five (535) feet shall be reserved for residential uses.

D. Unless otherwise zoned, multi-family, attached housing shall not extend more than one thousand (1,000) feet east or west of the future right-of-way of Baldwin Road.

E. Mixed-Use PUD projects within the Village Center are intended to be predominately residential. Not more than fifty percent (50%) of the total floor area for a mixed PUD project shall be non-residential. However, the Township Board and Planning Commission may consider deviations from the fifty percent (50%) maximum non-residential floor area if it is determined that the project will not create excessive traffic impacts, is consistent with high quality design standards and will not adversely impact surrounding residential areas.

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Section 33.02 Design Standards

[no change]

Section 33.03 Modification of Standards

[no change]

SECTION 2 of Ordinance

All other ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent or in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.

SECTION 3 of Ordinance

The various parts, sections and clauses of this Ordinance are declared to be severable. If any part, sentence, paragraph, section or clause is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the Ordinance shall not be affected.

SECTION 4 of Ordinance

This Ordinance shall be published in full in a newspaper of general circulation in the Charter Township of Orion, qualified under State law to publish legal notices, and shall become effective upon publication, as provided by law.

SECTION 5 of Ordinance

This Ordinance is hereby declared to have been adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Orion at a meeting thereof duly called and held on the 29th day of August, 2011, and ordered to be given publication in the manner prescribed by the Charter of the Township of Orion.

Copies of the Ordinance are on file in the office of the Township Clerk, 2525 Joslyn, Lake Orion, Michigan, 48360, and may be examined during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Penny S. Shults, Clerk

Charter Township of Orion

Publish: 08.31.11