Development Guide

The Development Guide was created to make the City’s Zoning standards and processes easier to understand for developers and their site plan design teams while the City works on developing the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). 

This guide aids by:

  • Explaining City of Holland Community and Neighborhood Services development and building processes and expectations
  • Encouraging developers to incorporate best practice Sustainability Framework Principles to guide site plan development and to be turned in with the Site Plan Application
  • Summarizing basic site plan and zoning standards
  • Providing applications and resources to contact key staff

Any questions regarding this development guide, please call Community & Neighborhood Services at 616-355-1330 or email

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