Lyon Charter Township is a fast growing semi-rural community in southwest Oakland County, Michigan. Between 2000 and 2010, the population grew from 10,036 to 14,545 residents. In this fast-paced environment, the Township needed professional planning and zoning services immediately available to guide growth consistent with the Master Plan’s goals and objectives.
The Township turned to McKenna Associates, which had the professional qualifications and flexibility to provide the desired zoning services, which included: 1) Re-drafting of the zoning ordinance, 2) Drafting amendments to the zoning ordinance to update it on a periodic basis, 3) On-site office hours to assist applicants and staff, 4) Completing site plan, rezoning and other reviews, 5) Phone calls to assist applicants and staff, and 6) Attendance at Planning Commission and Township Board meetings. In addition, McKenna has shepherded several planned unit developments through the approval process and implemented overlay zoning in the downtown.
The Planning Commission and Township Board appreciate the thoroughness of McKenna’s approach to providing planning and zoning services, and are particularly pleased with the cooperative attitude and willingness to go the extra mile to achieve a positive outcome.