downzoning


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downzoning

The change in the zoning classification of a property from a zoning classification of higher use to one that is lower; for example, from commercial use to residential use.
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building moratoria, for example, or downzonings, community benefits
The combination of seriatim decisionmaking and these political "taxes" generates the dynamics of the politics of downzoning.
However strange, the downzoning of prime residential land without considering its effect on the housing supply is not anomalous.
Between 1971 and 2001, a total of 285 downzonings (decreases in bulk and densities permitted) were applied to residences in the north lakefront community areas, but only twelve were applied to residences in the south lakefront community areas.
Tax benefits of any nature can never compensate our family for losses sustained by downzoning our property less than two miles from Eugene City Hall and surrounded by devel- opment.
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge has proposed downzoning the parcel to two units no higher than 30 feet, saying it will be more compatible with the area's existing single-family homes.
In that event, the financial effect of a downzoning could be overstated if it is measured with respect to the theoretical maximum density and not the density actually achievable on the property.
In 1985, residents banded together to fight for downzoning after a Craftsman bungalow was torn down to make way for an apartment building.
Indirect Takings - Downzoning and Preservation Areas
People affiliated with the center have initiated progressive neighborhood planning campaigns, a "radical walking tour" project, a welfare rights organizing campaign, investigation into violations of fair housing laws (followed by protests and lawsuits), efforts to build tenants' associations against the will of their landlords, union organizing campaigns, a neighborhood downzoning campaign, vigorous efforts to modify harsh policing tactics in the community, and a movement to stop the expansion of university housing into the community.
Russell,(368) the filing of a proposed subdivision plat and site plan, without approval, was not enough to anchor a vested right against downzoning.