|Case Forum:||Michigan Court of Appeals|
|Keywords:||billboards, off-premise billboards, sign ordinance, Home Rule City Act (HRCA), Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (MZEA), common law|
Michigan Municipal League (MML);
The Home Rule City Act provides for “licensing, regulating, restricting, and limiting the number of locations of
Plaintiff, International Outdoor, Inc., is in the business of selling advertising space on billboards. Defendant, the city of Livonia, denied plaintiff’s permit application to erect a billboard in defendant’s city limits, and defendant’s zoning board of appeals denied plaintiff’s request for a variance from the city’s zoning ordinance provisions banning new billboards.
|MSC requested LDF amicus brief?||No|
International Outdoor applied to the City of Livonia for a permit to erect a digital billboard at a site adjacent to I-96. The city denied the request pursuant to its 1952 ordinance banning billboards. International Outdoor applied for a variance and was denied.