South Arm Township

South Arm Township surrounds the City of East Jordan at the south end of the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. Visit the South Arm Township website to view the Township Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Districts
 Indicates Zoning that Meets the Recommendation
District NameR-2- Single Family Greenbelt Residential DistrictC-1- Commercial District
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Defined High Water Elevation/OHWMAs established by lawAs established by law
Setback from OHWM 100' 75'
Maximum Impervious Surface Lot Coverage30%None
Conditions for Issuance of Zoning Permits Yes Yes
Formal Planning Commission Site Plan ReviewNoNo
Engineered Stormwater Control Systems Yes Yes
Number and Use of Docks Yes Yes
Keyhole or Funneling standards Yes Yes
Shoreline Protection StructuresNoNo
Greenbelt/Vegetated Buffer Strips 50'No
Specific prohibition of lawn in greenbeltNoNo
Native vegetation requirement in greenbeltNoNo
Prohibition of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in greenbeltNoNo
Requirement of trees and woody plants in greenbelt YesNo
Limited cutting or pruning of greenbelt vegetation YesNo
Spacing requirements for new plantings in greenbeltNoNo
Viewing platforms in greenbelt YesNo
Paths through greenbelt to water YesNo
Maintenance of existing natural shoreline buffers YesNo
Prohibition of beach sandingNoNo
Prohibition of alteration of area between water's edge and high water elevationNoNo