The Sylvania Township trustees have approved a contract with Reveille, Ltd., of Bowling Green, to update the township’s zoning resolution.
The zoning resolution is the written compilation of rules and resolutions controlling the use of land in the township.
It is the primary source referred to when planners make decisions concerning proposed developments or changes in land use in the township.
The document has been added to over time based on resolutions passed by trustees, according to Daryl Graus, township manager of planning and zoning, but has not had a thorough revision for at least 20 years.
The zoning resolution can be found on the township website at the zoning department under the heading of Sylvania Township Zoning Laws.
There are 32 articles with subtopics covered, and within most articles there are restrictions noted. Under the general commercial article, as an example, there is a list of permitted business uses. restrictions on building height, and how far from the lot line the building must be situated and similar topics.
Each of the articles will be redone and brought up to date.
Mr. Graus added that he would like to see the resolution be made more streamlined for internet use.
Reveille was a key consultant in preparing the Sylvania Township Land Use Plan completed last year.
Mr. Graus said the work differs because the land use plan presents a vision of how certain developments should be sited in certain areas and along major corridors.
“The zoning resolution has the specifics. It’s the law,” he said.
He added that because of the land-use plan working with Reveille should be smooth.
“They know us and we know them,” he added.
The project is expected to run through 2020 at a cost not to exceed $40,000.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Posted: September 24, 2019
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