zoning ordinance


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zoning ordinance

A regulation that governs the location and use of land and buildings in a specific area.
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Rolle told the Planning Board Wednesday night that grading work incidental to the construction of new streets and the installation of utilities is allowed under the zoning ordinance.
Balagot was issuing building permits without the required zoning clearances and thus, several developers were and are able to construct high-rise buildings in utter violation of the zoning ordinance.
In a February 2005 ruling that cited Mark McConkey's bold statements about the town's exclusionary intent, the court ruled that Ossipee's zoning ordinance did not promote the general welfare of the community.
Following testimony by ATC and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, the builder's requests to change zoning ordinances were rejected, as was the development permit.
With about 59 percent of the vote, voters approved a zoning ordinance approved by the city council in April that rezoned a 9-acre property at West Main and Vancouver streets to accommodate Wal-Mart's plans.
First, the decision rests on a fundamental misunderstanding of what a request to amend a zoning ordinance actually entails.
The zoning ordinance in question came after months of bitter Planning Board and council meetings, in which residents complained the mosque would overwhelm the tree-lined community with traffic.
Further, the zoning ordinance may "divide the municipality into districts of such number, shape, and area as may be deemed best suited to carry out the purposes of [the zoning ordinance].
Caernarvon Township supervisors voted Tuesday night to advertise a change to the zoning ordinance that would allow solar panels in all zoning districts in the township.
However, as discussed, the court held that the mandatory inclusionary zoning ordinance at issue was not facially unconstitutional because the ordinance permitted the local government to waive the requirement.
Aided by the nation's first municipal planning and zoning ordinance, the "restoration" of historic Charleston either removed or isolated the enclaves of poor blacks from those of their richer white neighbors.
The commission approves or makes recommendations on proposals and environmental issues involved in land development; makes recommendations on maintaining land-use regulations through zoning ordinance amendments, zone changes and General Plan amendments; determines consistency of the capital-improvement program with the General Plan; and makes recommendations to the City Council on land use and environmental policies and programs.