Pursuant to Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended (the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act), notice is hereby given that the City of Dexter Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2016, at the Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, Michigan,

The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the following text amendments to the City of Dexter Zoning Ordinance (text to be added in underlined; text to be deleted is struckout):

Amend Article 2, Definitions, Section 2.02 to include structures, including accessory structures, stairways, porches, breezeways and swimming pools to the definition of Lot Coverage, as follows:

  • 2.02 Lot Coverage: The part or percent of the lot occupied by buildings and/or structures, including accessory buildings and structures, stairways, porches, breezeways and swimming pools.

Amend Article 17, RD Research and Development District, Section 17.02, Permitted Principal Uses to add Essential Services as a principal use in the RD Research and Development District, as follows:

  • 17.02 Permitted Principal Uses:
  1. Essential Services
  2. Essential Services, as defined in Article 2, shall be permitted as authorized and regulated by franchise agreements and federal, state and local laws and ordinance, it being the intention of this Ordinance to permit modification to regulations governing lot area, building or structure height, building or structure placement, and use of land in the city when strict compliance with such regulations would not be practical or feasible.
  3. Although essential services may be exempt from certain regulations, proposals for construction of essential services shall still be subject to site plan review and special land use review, as set forth in this Ordinance, as the intention of the city is to achieve efficient use of the land and alleviate adverse impact on nearby uses or lands. Essential service shall comply with all applicable regulations that do not affect the basic design or essential operation of said services

Copies of the proposed ordinance amendments are available for public inspection at the City Offices, 8123 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Dexter, MI 48130; weekdays between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Any questions regarding the proposed amendment should be directed to the Office of Community Development at 734-580-2233.

Interested parties are welcome to attend the public hearing and present their comments.  Written comments regarding the proposed amendments should be submitted to the Office of Community Development at the address listed above or via email to, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Sign language interpreter, or other assistance, is provided upon request to the City Manager, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.  Minutes of all meetings are available on the City website,

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