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Puggsley68, Home Buyer in Rochester Hills, MI

If a house is zoned RO, does it have to be used as an office or can it be used as just a home?

Asked by Puggsley68, Rochester Hills, MI Mon Feb 25, 2013

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The RO district in Shelby does allow residential use, as well as offices and some retail uses. You should be able to use 1232 S Lafayette St as a dwelling but if you have specific questions about it you can call the Community Development Office at 704-484-6829 and ask for the zoning department.
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(A) RO Residential-Office District
The RO Residential-Office District is primarily intended to accommodate high
density multifamily residences; offices; public and institutional; business,
professional, and personal services; and limited support retail businesses.
Permitted residential uses include single-family detached dwellings, modular homes,
apartments, townhomes, and condominiums. Public water and sewer service is
generally available in areas zoned as RO. One of the objectives of this district is to
encourage land uses that serve as an adequate buffer between intensive
nonresidential uses and residential uses.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 25, 2013
Here is the description of RO from Shelby's Uniform Development Ordinance:
"The RO Residential-Office District is primarily intended to accommodate high density multifamily residences; offices; public and institutional; business, professional, and personal services; and limited support retail businesses. Permitted residential uses include single-family detached dwellings, modular homes, apartments, townhomes, and condominiums. Public water and sewer service is generally available in areas zoned as RO. One of the objectives of this district is to encourage land uses that serve as an adequate buffer between intensive nonresidential uses and residential uses."

The key words for your question are: Permitted residential uses include single-family detached dwellings...
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