Text Box: Marion Township
Master Plan
2010



Marion Township
Livingston County, Michigan


Marion Township
2877 W. Coon Lake Road
Howell, MI  48843
Phone 517.546.1588
FAX 517.546.6622
www.mariontownship.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Master Plan

2010

 

Marion Township
Livingston County, Michigan

 



This Master Plan represents over two years of dedicated work by the elected and appointed officials of Marion Township, and Township staff. The draft process was enhanced by citizen input from the Master Plan survey, public open house and public hearing. The Plan was prepared by the Marion Township Planning Commission with assistance from Livingston County Department of Planning.

Planning Commission

John Lowe, Chairman

Jerry Sidlar, Co-Chair

Jean Root, Secretary

Jim Murray

Robert W. Hanvey

 

 
 


Township Board

Robert W. Hanvey, Supervisor

Tammy L. Beal, Clerk

Paula Wyckoff, Treasurer

Dan Lowe, Trustee

Les Andersen, Trustee

Travis Hodge, Trustee

Scott Lloyd, Trustee

 

Township Staff

Annette McNamara, Zoning Administrator

Sandi Longstreet, Assistant Zoning Administrator

Cindy Hodge, Public Works Coordinator

Ann Belknap, Deputy Treasurer

Debra Pasinski, Deputy Clerk

Vickie Moellmann, Assessor

Pat Hughes, Deputy Assessor

Tom Lloyd, Sexton

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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Introduction Chapter One

Planning Legislation ............................................ 1

The Master Plan ................................................. 1

Purpose of the Master Plan ...................................... 2

How the Master Plan was Prepared ................................ 2

 

Demographic Profile Chapter Two

Population....................................................... 5

Dependent Population............................................. 7

Housing Units.................................................... 7

Households....................................................... 9

Housing Value.................................................... 10

Income........................................................... 11

Occupations...................................................... 12

Education........................................................ 13

 

Natural Features Chapter Three (takes a while to load)

Topography....................................................... 17

Watersheds....................................................... 19

Lakes and Rivers................................................. 19

Wetlands......................................................... 21

Soils............................................................ 21

Agricultural Land................................................ 25

Woodlands........................................................ 25

Environmental Concerns........................................... 26

Wellhead Protection.............................................. 28

Livingston Natural Feature Inventory............................. 31

 

Transportation Chapter Four

Existing Traffic Conditions...................................... 34

Future Traffic Conditions........................................ 34

Existing Traffic Volumes......................................... 35

Future Traffic Volumes........................................... 36

Existing Traffic Crash Data...................................... 36

Other Modes of Transportation.................................... 39

 

Community Facilities Chapter Five

Township Offices................................................. 40

Police Service................................................... 40

Fire Service..................................................... 40

Schools.......................................................... 41

Sewer and Water Service.......................................... 42

Recreation....................................................... 42

Cemeteries....................................................... 43

Other Facilities in Neighboring Communities...................... 43


 

Existing Land Use Chapter Six (Many photos takes a while to load)

Land Use Categories.............................................. 45

Agriculture...................................................... 46

Commercial....................................................... 46

Extractive....................................................... 47

Industrial....................................................... 47

Recreation & Open Space.......................................... 48

Highways......................................................... 48

Residential...................................................... 48

Existing Residential Subdivisions................................ 49

Residential Developments......................................... 49

Utilities........................................................ 52

Vacant/Undeveloped............................................... 52

Lakes, Ponds & Streams........................................... 52

Wetlands......................................................... 52

Woodlands........................................................ 52

Residential Development Pictorial Inventory...................... 54

 

 

Goals & Objectives Chapter Seven

Marion Township Vision Statement................................. 67

Community Character.............................................. 67

Planning and Land Use............................................ 67

Natural Environment.............................................. 68

Recreation and Open Space Preservation........................... 68

Infrastructure and Community Facilities.......................... 69

Housing and Residential Development.............................. 70

Commercial and Industrial Development............................ 70

Solid Waste and Recycling........................................ 71

Interjurisdictional Cooperation.................................. 71

Agriculture...................................................... 72

Hazard Mitigation................................................ 72

Transportation................................................... 72

 

Future Land Use Chapter Eight

Future Land Use Plan............................................. 75

Future Land Use Categories....................................... 75

Residential Buildout Analysis.................................... 81

Proposed Water/Sewer Boundary Area Buildout Analysis............. 83

Surrounding Future Land Uses..................................... 84

Implementation Chapter Nine

Implementation Strategies........................................ 92

Interface between the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance.... 94

 


LIST OF MAPS

 

Map 1 Slope Classifications...................................... 18

Map 2 Watersheds................................................. 20

Map 3 Rivers, Lakes, and Wetlands................................ 22

Map 4 General Soil Classifications............................... 23

Map 5 Septic Limitations......................................... 24

Map 6 Agricultural Land Use...................................... 27

Map 7 High Nitrates.............................................. 29

Map 8 Marion Township Natural Areas.............................. 32

Map 9 Transportation and 2001-2003 Traffic Counts................ 37

Map 10 Marion Township Residential Developments.................. 51

Map 11 Marion Township Generalized Current Land Use.............. 66

Map 12 Marion Township Future Land Use Categories................ 79

Map 13 Marion Township & Generalized Surrounding Future Land Uses 89

Map 14 Livingston County Future Land Use......................... 90

 

LIST OF CHARTS AND TABLES

Historical Population Profile.................................... 5

Percent Population Change........................................ 5

1990 - 2000 Population Comparison................................ 6

Marion Township Population Forecast.............................. 6

Marion Township Dependent Population............................. 7

Dependent Population Comparison.................................. 7

Housing Unit Comparison.......................................... 8

Household Comparison............................................. 9

Marion Township Household Forecast............................... 10

Comparison of Median Housing Values.............................. 11

Median Income Comparison......................................... 12

Marion Township Occupations...................................... 13

Educational Attainment Comparison................................ 14

Traffic Generator Characteristics................................ 35

High Crash Intersections in Marion Township...................... 38

Howell Public School Buildings................................... 41

Residential Future Land Use Designations and

Corresponding Zoning Districts................................... 75

Non Residential Future Land Use Designations and

Corresponding Zoning............................................. 80

Marion Township Proposed Future Land Use Buildout................ 82

City of Howell and Marion Township Borders....................... 84

Howell Township and Marion Township Borders...................... 85

Iosco Township and Marion Township Borders....................... 85

Putnam Township and Marion Township Borders...................... 86

Genoa Township and Marion Township Borders....................... 87

Location/Land Use Decision Matrix................................ 93

Future Land Use Designations and Corresponding Zoning Districts.. 94