Zoning for Bay City, MI

Largest Zones in Bay City, MI


    The Zoning Map for the City of Bay City in MI divides the city’s real estate into zones differentiated according to land use and building regulations.

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    What is the Land Use Allocation in Bay City, MI?

    The following table illustrates how land is allocated for various uses within the Bay City, MI as defined by city ordinances.

    Permitted Use TypePermitted Use Sub TypePercentageArea(sq. m)
    Eating and drinking establishments11.6%1134.96
    General retail38.39%3754.62
    Personal services35.98%3519.49
    Professional services62.43%6106.3
    Restricted retail34.05%3330.48
    Schools and universities62.43%6106.3
    Transportation facilities and infrastructure30.5%2983.56
    Communal housing60.49%5917.28
    Dwellings (unspecified)11.65%1140
    Mobile home park0.84%81.76
    Multi family dwelling37.38%3656.72
    Single family dwelling59.39%5809.26
    Two family dwelling24.13%2360.28
    Automobile related uses34.05%3330.48
    Professional office40.42%3953.76
    Research and laboratory facilities26.78%2619.66
    Bed & breakfast61.79%6044.38
    Contractors office34.05%3330.48
    Equipment rental and repair services (excluding automobiles)35.58%3480.52
    General industrial24.85%2430.64
    Hazardous materials handling or processing11.94%1168.06
    Storage and warehouses36.45%3565.6
    Parking garage or lot60.49%5917.28
    Agricultural and hunting76.15%7448.1
    Temporary uses60.49%5917.28
    Utility structures89.68%8772.07

    What is Zoning Code?

    Zoning codes have shaped major U.S. cities for over a century, serving as the backbone of urban development by defining the permissible land uses and activities within neighborhoods. Zoning regulations enable cities to exercise control over the use and development of land, establishing clear guidelines for commercial, industrial, residential, and agricultural purposes. Essentially, zoning determines the possibilities and limitations for construction on a property.

    How does Zoning Impact Real Estate Values?

    Zoning plays a pivotal role in the entire lifecycle of a home and significantly influences various stages. Extensive research conducted by Zillow has underscored the importance of zoning regulations, showing their impact on home values. According to Zillow Research, housing markets with stricter land use regulations experienced the highest growth in home values. In fact, the most restrictive metropolitan areas witnessed an average appreciation of 23.4%, more than double that of the least restrictive metros. It's worth noting that zoning regulations are determined locally, and different cities may have varying degrees of restrictiveness. Furthermore, even within a city's zoning system, individual zones can vary in their level of restrictions, including different types of single-family zones. Zoneomics offers the most detailed coverage of zoning data, providing valuable insights for you to integrate and grow your database. These insights encompass permitted land uses, re-zonings, variances, density controls, built form controls, envelopes, housing supply data, employment generation, underutilized parcels, short-term rental permissibility, as well as information on proponents and developers. With Zoneomics, you gain access to an extensive array of zoning-related information to enhance your understanding and decision-making.