Environmentally Sensitive Design Workshop & Bus Tour

Leelanau Cherry BlossomsThe Leelanau County Planning Commission invites you to join in a special presentation about environmentally sensitive design on Friday, May 25, 2007 at the MSU Horticultural Research Station. Environmentally sensitive design is a development option that landowners and local governments can use to accommodate growth, while preserving the natural resources that are so important to Leelanau County’s economy and quality of life.

Speaker Robin Green will review the basics of environmental design, how she created a highly-successful planned community with these concepts, and how it could work in Leelanau County. She will also highlight an environmentally sensitive residential project she worked on with the City of Tecumseh, MI. The project involved not only reviewing plans for the site, but also included drafting a new section of the zoning code to accommodate conservation development. Speaker Deb Callison will talk about perspective and what “change” adds to your life.

There will also be a bus tour of developed and undeveloped areas in the County. The Public is invited to attend and you can register and get all the details by calling 231-256-9812 or by email to tgalla@co.leelanau.mi.us.

Photo credit: Cherry Blossoms by jfactor1.