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Vested Rights

either knew or could have known would be forbidden by the proposed ordinance, and by so doing nullify the entire work of the municipality in endeavoring to carry out the purpose for which the zoning…

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A Quick Look at Downzoning

…– precluded by the rezoning — would consume less land per capita, facilitate use of public transport, and promote small business (in part, by providing more customers close by). Again, it’s a question of balancing…

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Hitting the Restart Button

…fees, impact fees, and exactions must have rough proportionality to the impact which is caused by the development. In reviewing the impact fees and exactions required by the municipality, developers may seek to reduce them…

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Understanding Spot Zoning

…incompatible zones, spot zoning is less likely to occur when the rezoning has “slopped over” by the extension of the perimeter of an existing zone to include the rezoned area. illustration by Paul Hoffman for…