Texas Township Michigan Transforms its Zoning Ordinance
02/17/2011

Texas Charter Township in Kalamazoo County, Michigan has transformed its zoning ordinance into a user-friendly, online document by partnering with Clearzoning(R). The Zoning Ordinance has additional graphics, a new format, and numerous hyperlinks.

Online PR News – 17-February-2011 – – The Charter Township of Texas in Kalamazoo County, Michigan has transformed its zoning ordinance into a user-friendly, online document by partnering with Michigan-based Clearzoning. The Township's Zoning Ordinance now has additional color graphics, navigation tabs, hyperlinks, and a new format that makes it easier to use and understand. Terms are word-searchable, and the entire document can be downloaded from the Texas Township web site.

The Township's Planning Commission researched various approaches for improving its Zoning Ordinance. The Township chose Clearzoning to assist in the transformation process. Planning Commissioners worked diligently to update several zoning ordinance sections as part of the Clearzoning process. A public hearing was held by the Planning Commission, and the Township Board approved the new Zoning Ordinance. The new Zoning Ordinance is now in effect.

This Zoning Ordinance update is seen as both an economic development tool and enhancement in customer service. It makes it easier for developers, business owners, and design professionals to understand the zoning code, and it is available around the clock and around the world via the Township's web site. It also makes it easier for residents to access and understand zoning regulations. It is clearly a better approach to sharing zoning regulations with the public.

Texas Charter Township, located near Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the southwest portion of Kalamazoo County. The Township has approximately 36 square miles of land and has a population of approximately 13,000 people.

For more information on Clearzoning, please contact Rod Arroyo, President at (866)271-9663 or visit www.clearzoning.com. For the Charter Township of Texas, contact Linda Kerr, Township Clerk, (269) 375-1591.

Clearzoning is a registered trademark of Birchler Arroyo Associates, Inc. Clearzoning is the leader in transforming zoning ordinances into user-friendly documents.

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