Proposed Change Checklist

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PROPOSED LAND USE CHANGE CHECKLIST

To the greatest extent possible, the following checklist should be used when evaluating proposed land use changes within the Township. This checklist will apply regardless of the type of land use change requested, i.e. conditional use, change in zoning, variation, etc.

  • Is the proposed land use change beneficial to the general health, safety, and welfare of the township residents in the immediate area of the change and to the general population of the Township?
  • Will the proposed land use change constitute an entering wedge of incompatible use and be detrimental to adjacent property owners?
  • Will the proposed land use change isolate an existing land use?
  • Will the proposed land use change produce pollution or other unwanted nuisances that can or will adversely affect the quality of life for persons adjacent to the land use?
  • Will the proposed land use change adversely affect adjacent property values?
  • Will the proposed land use change adversely affect a natural resource of the Township?
  • Will the proposed land use result in unacceptable changes in vehicular traffic patterns, increase congestion, or over burden existing roadways?
  • Will the proposed land, use change conflict with long term County and Township land use goals?
  • Is the proposed land use change appropriate to the site selected and not in conflict with adjacent properties?
  • Will the proposed land use change increase surface storm water runoff, contribute to air or water pollution, or adversely affect the immediate environment?
  • Does the proposed land use change use private investment to improve the quality of life in the Township?
  • Is the proposed land use change in an area where needed services or infra-structure are available and of adequate capacity?
  • Is the proposed land use change unique to an individual landowner to the detriment of the public good?
  • Is the proposed land use change consistent with the Seneca Township Land Use Plan?