Local Zoning Analysis

There are currently 20 local ordinances within Marquette County. This plan does not eliminate the need for local units to create and adopt their own zoning plan or the need to document the consistency between their plans and their zoning ordinance and related decisions. All decisions relating to zoning should focus upon implementing a well-thought-out plan that addresses the suitability of the land and infrastructure to the proposed use and the needs of the community. The plan(s), upon which the ordinance is based, must be updated regularly. Any ordinance that is not based upon official plans and policies, or does not comply with the State’s Enabling legislation, has a weak legal foundation.