"Planning and zoning for renewable energy siting is an important step toward creating stronger, more resilient communities. Of the 1,856 jurisdictions in the state, around half have already given consideration to clean energy (wind energy, solar energy, or electric vehicle infrastructure) in their zoning ordinances, and that number continues to grow."
"The Michigan Zoning Database is a free resource for elected officials, government employees, planners, developers, and Michigan residents. Please explore and share."
From the data collected here, you will learn:
- Which communities have considered renewable energy in their zoning ordinances
- In which communities utility-scale wind and solar projects are located
- Which level of government has zoning authority and a link to each zoning ordinance
- Demographic and geographic information about each community
Special thanks to Dr. Sarah Mills, one of our past Livingston County Brown Bag Lunch presenters, for providing this very valuable and useful information.