Thursday the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Municipal League announced the “Pattern Book Homes for 21st Century Michigan” plan.
Essentially, it is a template of plans that communities can approve ahead of time and can be easily built to help streamline the planning, design and zoning phases These are crucial points that slow the process.
The plans also would allow for multi-unit homes to be built quickly, helping to cut into the housing shortage seen statewide.
“This is half of the solution we are presenting, the second part is working with local communities to ensure that zoning code is allowing for multi family homes,” said Melissa Pung, of the MML, “Our goal is to get these plans into the hands of builders so they can save cost on home design.”
The plans are also adaptable to fit any sort of exterior theme within the neighborhood.