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SG-W:/ town meeting: shaping growth

Ecology Center Helps Dexter Township Citizens Curb Sprawl

Ecology Center Land Use Director Liz Brater will meet with Dexter Township citizens on Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dexter Township Hall, 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Road, to talk about ways of curbing urban sprawl. This is the first in a series of workshops that the Ecology Center will hold in townships around Washtenaw County. Brater will brief citizens on key features of their existing planning rules, what will happen to the township if the rules aren't changed, and how to change the rules to better shape growth in the township.

Under the current zoning ordinance there are 8,943 buildable lots in Dexter Township. Citizens will learn about work the Dexter Township Planning Commission is doing to revamp the ordinance, and how citizens can work with the planning commission to shape the future of the township.

The workshop will feature open space and farmland preservation and protection of water quality and wetlands in the township. The event is cosponsored by RURAL , a Dexter Township group that is working to protect the rural quality of Dexter Township.

The Ecology Center is a 30-year-old regional nonprofit organization that works for a just and healthy environment. The Center was a co-leader of the successful campaign to enact the Washtenaw County natural areas proposal last year. The Center is also the parent organization of Recycle Ann Arbor, a national leader in recycling programs.

All members of the public are invited.

Liz Brater
Land Use Director
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3186 x121