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Monday, January 26, 2004

Todays Zoning News

In the New York Daily News Mike Lupica writes on some of zoning and displacement problems of the new Nets stadium.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports on Manhattan zoning plans to double the size of the city, to 2600 people!

The Press of Atlantic City
reports that ocean City had a 92% approval rating for all zoning variance requests. Which is nice, unless you wanted to live in a residential zone.

The Auburn Journal
reports on a zoning and planning issue surrounding the opening of a gun park and hunting range. "What's going on with our Planning Department officials?" a local resident asked. "Is the department blinded by the magical phrase "open space"? Is the department selling out our zoning laws in order to get "wildlife habitation" programs?"

The Tennesseean reports on a planning commissioner in La Vergne who is considering a land-friendly zoning category. : "Jerry Kelly, the city's new planning director, wants to change that way of developing and proposes a new zoning district that would require developers to work with the land's characteristics."

The Charlotte observer describes the fading of a group called the Nuwabians who tried create the `Egypt of the West' At first the group was sued for violating a varity of zoning laws, but now their leader faces serious criminal charges. The article states "Frank Ford who litigated for the county against the group in zoning cases, said, 'It's not often you get a bunch of black folks in the middle of Georgia running around in cowboy suits.'"

And in a rare heart touching zoning story, the Berkshire Eagle Online discusses a tale of local businesses in West Stockbridge, MA who donated the use of their parking lots to a local eatery to help meet zoning requirements. "The Zoning Board of Appeals granted Tom Tenuta and William Boudreau two special permits at a public hearing Thursday night, allowing them to turn two-thirds of the Waterside Gallery building at 30 Main St. into a restaurant and exempting them from a parking requirement called for in the bylaw."


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