technicolor zoning

Filed under: Urban Planning,zoning — WmX @ 11:16

last residence standing
Theoretically, the primary purpose of zoning is to segregate uses that are thought to be incompatible. In practice, zoning is used to prevent new development from interfering with existing residents or businesses and to preserve the “character” of a community. Zoning is commonly controlled by local governments such as counties or municipalities, though the nature of the zoning regime may be determined or limited by state or national planning authorities or through enabling legislation.–Wikipedia

Mixed use districts downtown north and downtown extended, business, residential and manufacturing B1, R-1, R-2, M-I, plus several individually protected properties.


  1. That image is just brutal. The house is dwarfed, and it looks like it’s about to receive the same treatment on the other side. Squish…

    Comment by Victoria — 2013/01/26 @ 11:41

  2. […] The adjacent lot to the east now boasts a three story preschool! A for sale sign has appeared. Bad zoning. We have similar bad zoning in the Woolen Mills […]

    Pingback by zoning bulldozer « Black and White — 2014/12/16 @ 10:35

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