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Don't Use The 'Z' Word

What's so bad about Zoning? Planner and attorney Edward McMahon separates the myths from the facts.
November 14, 2001, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The most common objection to zoning is a perceived loss of control. Zoning opponents say "if you own a piece of land, you should be able to do what you want with it." Related to this is a pervasive fear that regulation of any kind will reduce property values. Overcoming these objections is not easy, but it can be done, particularly if you separate the facts from the myths... At its best, zoning can help strike the elusive balance between quality of life and economic vitality.

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Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 in Planetizen
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