Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please send information on keyhole development.
Were talking about entry to lake front property by non-lake
front property owners through an access parcel. Some local ordinances
apply standards to the development and use of lake front property intended
to protect lakes from overuse. For instance, rather than a single parcel
set aside for lake access by subdivision homeowners who don't have lake
front property, Novi requires a nonpublic lake front recreational park
for access for waters sports, etc. They dont allow boat launching
in these parks. Brandon Township allows only one power boat launching
facility per lake front parcel unless the frontage is greater than 50
feet. The League Information Service has a few keyhole (or funnel) ordinances
we can send you. There has been some legal challenge to keyhole regulations
so it is important to consult your municipal attorney and/or planner if
you are considering a keyhole development ordinance.