New zoning overlay district aimed to help Grand Haven's Centertown

A new zoning overlay district, that was recently recommended to City Council by the city's Planning Commission, would allow Grand Haven business owners in the Centertown district to have more space for developing their businesses. The plan would allow certain buildings to take up 100 percent of their lot. "This was done in collaboration with the (city's) Main Street (Downtown Development Authority) to allow for increased density,' City Planner Kristin Keery said of the plan.
Alex Doty
Apr 15, 2011

The Centertown Overlay District, as identified on the city’s official zoning map, encompasses parcels within the neighborhood mixed-use district, and is located between Franklin and Columbus avenues, and Seventh Street and Beacon Boulevard.

The new overlay district was established to recognize the existing pattern of development, the proximity and access to public parking, and the proximity to public parks which can serve as open space.

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