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Studying the Landscape
Wightman's Landscape Architect Ben Baker discusses the importance of a landscape ordinance for a community. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Ben Baker is a member of the St. Joseph Township Planning Commission. He’s also a professional landscape architect.
So when it comes to beefing up the township’s zoning ordinance, working to develop a landscape ordinance is right up his alley.
“The positives are that commercial areas look better and parking lots have shade,” Baker said at a recent Planning Commission meeting at the township hall. “But like anything else, placing more requirements on people building things can put a financial burden on them.”