Meghann Reynolds, Zoning Administrator
Corey Broersma, Assistant Zoning Administrator
The Zoning Department ensures that the Township Ordinances are followed and maintained. The Department also provides professional administrative staff to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Administrative duties include preparation of agendas and public notificaitons, review of construction permits for compiance with the Ordinance, site plan review and processing of all variance requests for the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Zoning Department is also responsible for issuing zoning permits for permanent, as well as, temporary/portable signs and agricultural structures and the inspections of such permits to ensure compliance with the Holland Charter Township Zoning Ordinance.
The Zoning Department is located in the Township administration office, 353 N. 120th Avenue, Holland Michigan.
The most common types of variance requests for the Zoning Board of Appeals are as follows:
Appeal Decision of Zoning Adminstrator - a request to appeal a decision that was made by the Zoning Administrator.
Change a Nonconforming Use to Another Nonconforming Use - a request to change the use of the property from a use not allowed for that property to another use not allowed for that property in the district (zone) in which the property is located.
Extend a Nonconforming Use - a request to continue using the property for a use that is not allowed for that property in the district (zone) in which the property is located.
Nonuse Variance - a request (also known as a dimensional variance) that typically involves setbacks, height limitations, bulk, lot area and other numerical standards in an ordinance.
Oversized or greater number of accessory buildings - a request for a larger accessory building or a greater number of accessory buildings than the Ordinance allows.
Structure Moving - a request to move a house/structure in the Township.
Use Variance - a request to use the property for a use not otherwise permitted in the district (zone) in which the property is located.
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