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Zoning Administrator / Enforcement Officer: Catherine Getty:
   Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday: by appointment only. 

Planning: The Planning Department, in cooperation with the Township’s Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Trustees, is responsible for the Comprehensive Plan which is a long-range guide intended to guide the growth and development of the Township.

Zoning: The Planning Department is also responsible, in cooperation with the Township’s Planning Commission and Board of Trustees, for creating and enforcing the Township Zoning Ordinance.

Thornapple Township Master Plan (updated 2012)

Find your zoning district by checking the Zoning District Map

Zoning Ordinance - searchable by key word

Title, Purpose, and Scope

Agriculture  District (A)
Agriculture-Residential District (AR)
Rural Residential District (RR)
Residential Estates District (RE)
Low Density Residential District (R-1)
Medium Density Residential District (R-2)
Multiple Family Residential District (R-3)
Manufactured Home Community Residential District (R-4)
Office District (O)
General Commercial District (C)
Industrial District (I)
Natural River and Shorelands Overlay District (NR)
Well Head Protection Overlay District (WP)
Access Management Overlay District (AM)
Planned Unit Development Overlay District (PUD)
Non-contiguous Planned Unit Development District (NC-PUD)

Special Land Uses
Site Plan Review
General Provisions 
Supplemental Provisions
Parking and Loading Standards
Sign Regulations
Landscape Standards
Nonconforming Lots, Buildings, Structures, and Uses
Zoning Board of Appeals
Administration, Enforcement, and Fees
Zoning Ordinance Amendment Procedure
Penalties for Violation of Zoning Ordinance
Savings Clause, Misc. Provisions, and Effective Date
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Zoning Forms and Applications

Planning Commission
Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m., Thornapple Township Hall, 200 E. Main Street, Middleville

April 25, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Zoning Board of Appeals
Meets as required
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