City of Saginaw MI -
Residential Development

The City of Saginaw is divided into various zones and the City's zoning ordinance specifies which uses are allowed in these zones, and which uses are allowed in these zones after the City Planning Commission has given special approval. Residential uses are permitted in all residential and business zones; however, there are other requirements which must be met in order for the residential development to occur.

Important:

If you are considering converting your house into apartments or if you are planning to purchase a house that has apartments, it is important that you make sure that the property is zoned for the intended use, and if it is zoned properly, that the required lot width, lot area, and parking can be complied with.

If you have specific questions, contact the Building Inspections Division at (989)759-1421 or the Planning & Zoning Division at (989)759-1303 at City Hall between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.

The following lists the zoning district classifications and the requirements for residential development:

R-1, Single Family

District is intended for single family residential development

  Minimum Lot Width Minimum Lot Size Per Dwelling Unit
Single Family 60' 6,000 sq. ft
Two Family 60' 6,000 sq. ft

R-2, Two Family

    Minimum Lot Width Minimum Lot Size Per Dwelling Unit
  Single Family 50' 5,000 sq. ft
  Two Family 60' 7,000 sq. ft
After Special Approval By Planning Commission Three Family   8,200 sq. ft.
Four Family   9,200 sq. ft

R-3, R-4, Multiple Dwelling

 

Minimum Lot Width Minimum Lot Size Per Dwelling Unit
R-3 60' 4,000 sq. ft. for 1st unit plus 1,200 sq. ft. for each additional unit (R-3 only)
R-4 200'

RO-1, Restricted Office

 

Minimum Lot Width Minimum Lot Size Per Dwelling Unit
RO-1 60' 4,000 sq. ft. for 1st unit

1 ,200 sq. ft. for each additional unit

After Special Approval By Planning Commission
-- Structures containing more than 4 dwelling units

B-1, 2, 3, Business

Business Minimum Lot Width Minimum Lot Size
B1 40' 4,000 sq ft
B2 40' 4,000 sq ft
B3 -- --

Parking:

Two parking spaces per dwelling unit is required. Parking surface to be either asphalt or concrete. Single family dwellings may have parking spaces, strips, or aprons with six (6) inches of gravel or stone mix.

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