Zoning Regulations, Land Use. Legal news and articles for April 23 - 30, 2017

Palmer Council recognizes May as Bike Month; zoning a hot issueAirbnb regulations back on the tableLake Bluff forms committee to review residential building regulationsBay City market's big red sign runs into red tapeWatertown Daily Times | County planning approves Clayton zoning ...Lenox voters to decide new zoning rules for medical marijuana | The ...Supervisors give 1st reading of new zoning regsMeeting in Greene County to address unorthodox zoning regulationsNew Etna zoning inspector is former firefighterWorcester Co. passes new poultry regulations - WMDTFriendliness to agriculture isn't in questionClayton town council pushes additional zoning regulations and scenic destinationBested in Legal Arguments, Attorneys for Grace Farms Now Pursue Changes to Zoning RegulationsGrace Farms changing application to request P&Z regulation changeProsser to revisit zoning regulations on marijuana businesses at April 25 meeting

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Baltimore County faces federal lawsuits alleging religious discrimination in zoning cases
Baltimore SunApril 13, 2017

"I strongly believe that Baltimore County should defend its zoning and land use regulations," the Reisterstown Democrat wrote. "As a councilwoman, I cannot interfere in decisions made by the Administrative Law Judge or the Board of Appeals. I simply ...more »

Rocky Hill Officials Want To Spur Town Center Development
Hartford CourantApril 13, 2017

Other changes to the zoning regulations include new zones for different types of business, namely a distinction between light industrial and advanced manufacturing companies. Additionally, the proposed zoning regulations would allocate more open space ...more »

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Palmer Council recognizes May as Bike Month; zoning a hot issue
Mat-Su Valley FrontiersmanApril 30, 2017

Council member Brad Hanson offered an amendment to the ordinance, which specified the density of the multi-use zones. Board members were hesitant to vote on the ordinance one way or the other, citing a memorandum from the Planning and Zoning ...more »

Airbnb regulations back on the table
Journal & CourierApril 28, 2017

The initial ordinance drafted to amend the Unified Zoning Ordinance identified three different types of transient properties to regulate. This was eventually rewritten to place regulations on only one type of property, the transient guest house, where ...more »

Lake Bluff forms committee to review residential building regulations
Chicago TribuneApril 28, 2017

The Lake Bluff Village Board formed a new committee on April 24 to review residential building regulations. The Residential Building Ad Hoc Committee was formed after the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals considered a text amendment regarding ...more »

Bay City market's big red sign runs into red tape
MLive.comApril 27, 2017

According to city zoning regulations, the sign they're proposing is too big and would require a variance. At this point, no application has been filed for a variance as the business' owners wait on the city to cleanup existing sign ordinances. Matthew ...more »

Watertown Daily Times | County planning approves Clayton zoning ...
WatertownDailyTimes.comApril 27, 2017

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson County Planning Board approved a proposed zoning amendment from the Clayton Town Council that would prevent commercial ...more »

Lenox voters to decide new zoning rules for medical marijuana | The ...
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)April 27, 2017

Here are the highlights of the medical marijuana zoning bylaw amendment approved by the Lenox Planning Board for action by voters at the May 4 annual town ...more »

Supervisors give 1st reading of new zoning regs
Journal ExpressApril 26, 2017

The new ordinance aims to remove these issues without having to go through and re-zoning these specific areas one-by-one. Once enacted, homes would be considered in conformance to the zoning regulations provided they were built before Jan. 1, 2017 ...more »

Meeting in Greene County to address unorthodox zoning regulations
Observer-ReporterApril 26, 2017

All residents, business owners and other interested parties are invited to attend the meeting to review the proposed changes to the regional zoning ordinance, which affects Clarksville Borough, Jefferson Borough, Jefferson Township and Morgan Township.more »

New Etna zoning inspector is former firefighter
The Newark AdvocateApril 26, 2017

ETNA - A retiring fire prevention officer with the West Licking Joint Fire District will not stay retired for long after being named the new zoning inspector for Etna Township. John Singleton will become the new zoning chief at the end of May, although ...more »

Worcester Co. passes new poultry regulations - WMDT
WMDTApril 25, 2017

WORCESTER CO., Md. - Tuesday afternoon, Worcester County Commissioners voted to make changes to the way the poultry industry operates in the county.more »

Friendliness to agriculture isn't in question
Grand Island IndependentApril 25, 2017

What is important is that Hall County be fair in its zoning regulations, whether it involves livestock operations or residential subdivisions. Regulations shouldn't be drafted just to be named “livestock friendly,” but they also shouldn't discourage ...more »

Clayton town council pushes additional zoning regulations and scenic destination
WatertownDailyTimes.comApril 25, 2017

CLAYTON — Numerous development concerns, in addition to proposed wind turbine construction, have led the Town Council to consider foregoing a standalone wind law in favor of additional zoning regulations and a state scenic-area designation ...more »

Bested in Legal Arguments, Attorneys for Grace Farms Now Pursue Changes to Zoning Regulations
New CanaaniteApril 24, 2017

... Community Church—with an explanation of the legal relationship between the two and circumstances under which the lease could be revoked; a schedule of events for any entity proposing to use the property; and a summary of all commercial enterprises ...more »

Grace Farms changing application to request P&Z regulation change
New Canaan AdvertiserApril 23, 2017

... its request for a special permit for more than one principal use at Grace Farms would be approved, Grace Farms Foundation is withdrawing its application temporarily and planning to resubmit it with a request to change the Planning and Zoning ...more »

Prosser to revisit zoning regulations on marijuana businesses at April 25 meeting
Tri-City HeraldApril 23, 2017

The Prosser City Council will take public input Tuesday during a hearing on marijuana zoning regulations. There has been a moratorium on new marijuana businesses in the city since September, after a new retailer expressed interest in opening in Prosser.more »

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