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Introduction to Zoning and Development Regulation, Fourth Edition

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Zoning is one of the most visible and important functions of local governments. Few issues will pack a hearing room more quickly than a controversial zoning case that may address questions such as:

  • Should multifamily or commercial development be allowed on this site?
  • Will this rezoning increase traffic congestion or lead to overcrowded schools?
  • Is there any way we can protect this historic neighborhood or these natural resources if this development is approved?
  • Will this zoning decision stifle economic development?
  • What will this do to my property values?

Many critical zoning decisions such as these are made by citizens serving on government panels. These decisions can have a tremendous impact on landowners, their neighbors, and the future quality of an entire community. Introduction to Zoning and Development Regulation provides a clear, understandable explanation of zoning law for citizen board members and the public. It is an introduction for citizens new to these issues or a refresher for those who have been at the zoning business for some time. This is a useful overview of land use law that will be of interest to anyone interested in or affected by local zoning and development regulation.

This revised version replaces Introduction to Zoning, Third Edition, 2007, and all previous editions.

Publication date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
David W. Owens
Fourth Edition, 2013
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Table of Contents (pdf, 192.07 KB)
Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles
Topics - Local and State Government