Communities may repurpose their recreation facilities or build new ones to host new competitive sports that grow the local economy. Consider, for example, “Ultimate.”
For many communities, the intersection of RTFA, GAAMPS, zoning and the building department is the Bermuda Triangle of land use regulation. Can you pass through it without winding up in court?
Communities of all shapes and sizes will benefit from the information in a free, 600-page placemaking guidebook from the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute.
Chris Nordstrom, PLA, ASLA has joined our staff as landscape architect, Chris Atkin as a planner, and Charlotte Wilson as a geographic information systems (GIS) technician/ planner.
LED sign regulations should control brightness and the frequency or interval of message change (dwell time) and establish controls on animation, scrolling, blinking, or flashing.
Of course your planning commission or zoning board meeting needs an agenda and minutes. What else must you do – or not do – to serve applicants fairly and protect your community?
Through the Michigan Municipal League, Carlisle/Wortman professionals offer training on a full range of planning, zoning and community development subjects.