#Zoning Laws

Leelanau County, MIglenarborsun.com

Zoning: The Laws of the Land

Twenty-five years ago, I rented a house in Empire Township. Then, as now, the housing market was extremely tight in Leelanau County, and I thought myself lucky to have a rent-to-own agreement with my landlord. My neighbor owned 72 acres: an L-shaped parcel that wrapped around the side and rose steeply uphill behind my would-be two acres.
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Sanibel, FLsantivachronicle.com

Public Hearing Scheduled on Sanibel Passage Development

Provided by Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. The Lee County Hearing Examiner will conduct a public hearing at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 regarding the Sanibel Passage development, a proposed 16-story, 50-unit condominium building on property located on the north side of McGregor Boulevard adjacent to the Sanibel Causeway. The public...
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Lackawanna County, PAScranton Times

Judge approves Abington Little League lighting project

A Lackawanna County judge approved Abington Little League’s request to install lighting at the Ackerly Complex in Glenburn Twp., potentially ending a nearly 10-year battle that divided the community. Judge James Gibbons said the Glenburn Twp. Zoning Hearing Board abused its discretion when it shot down the league’s request to...
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Reposition Properties to Maximize Profit

One of the most challenging parts of acquiring a new property is having the vision for what it could become. For example, when purchasing a single-family home, it’s easier to envision repairs to a bathroom or kitchen, but in more complex real estate transactions, such as the purchase of a multifamily property, these repairs can seem burdensome and costly. However, what many do not consider is how real estate repositioning—the strategic use of renovations and improvements—can enhance value and maximize profits.
Streetsboro, OHrecord-courier.com

Core Concept plan aims for walkable downtown in Streetsboro

If all goes according to plan, Streetsboro will have a more community-, pedestrian- and business-friendly downtown area in the future than it has currently. While nothing’s set in stone yet, the city is closing in on creating a template for a downtown district focused around Market Square Plaza through a conceptual plan and new zoning laws.
Berlin, MDcoastalpoint.com

Freeman transferring 600 acres near Berlin for recreation, green space

More than 600 acres of land in Berlin, Md., that was being considered for commercial and residential development by Carl M. Freeman Companies will instead be transferred to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for use by the public, as recreational and green space. It is expected to be available by next year.
Boulder, CODaily Camera

Letters to the editor: Zoning changes; COVID-19 vaccines; wildfires; COVID and freedoms

Roger Pioszak : Zoning for restaurants: Say ‘no’ to quick change. During the Boulder City Council meeting on July 20, Mayor Sam Weaver and City Council members stated their intention to change the zoning law for “P” zone (Public) land in the City of Boulder with no Master Plan review and no public input of any kind. This change would make restaurants an “allowable use” on land zoned “P” which includes all of our city parks and thousands of acres of land bordering our city to the west. Imagine full development with new buildings to be leased to “partners” in the restaurant and event business. Mayor Weaver said it would take “maybe it’s an hour, maybe it’s an hour and ten minutes” per zoning staff comments to make the zoning change, and he made no mention of public review. Mayor Weaver and City Council members mentioned “guardrails” such as “administrative review” and “permitting” apparently so they can determine what goes where. Again, there was no mention of Master Plan or public input. Mayor Weaver and several City Council members went on to justify this change by noting parks such as Chautauqua and Flatirons Golf Course have restaurants. Just because these places have restaurants does that mean we should make restaurants an “allowable use” in our other beautiful parks? That’s absurd. Tell Mayor Weaver and City Council they can’t do this. Let’s put a stop to this madness and protect our parks and open spaces by saying “NO” to zone “P” public land changes. This cavalier and reckless attitude to zoning laws is unacceptable. Email City Council at council@bouldercolorado.gov , Mayor Weaver at weavers@bouldercolorado.gov, or better yet attend the next City Council meeting to voice your opposition to this harmful zoning change.
Income TaxSan Gabriel Valley Tribune

SB 9 and SB 10 and good old residential zoning: Letters

Re “The tax implications of SB9 and 10” (July 25):. My wife and I deeply resent the assault on single-family residential zoning SB 9 and SB 10 will cause. We have never been given a choice but to accept zoning laws as they have been written. They are there to...
Rockville Centre, NYHerald Community Newspapers

Work begins on controversial subdivision in Rockville Centre

A controversial subdivision at 220 Hempstead Ave. is now under construction, but because the homes are individually owned, the Rockville Centre Building Department doesn’t know when they will be completed. A late-19th-century home on the property — the former parsonage of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, which the church sold...
Sea Isle City, NJseaislenews.com

Sea Isle Acquires Bayfront Land; Will Protect it From Development

With the price of shore property skyrocketing during the pandemic, Sea Isle City appears to have gotten a bargain by buying two bayfront lots for $300,000. The city is kicking in $250,000 and a group of homeowners will contribute $50,000 to acquire the land at the bay end of 81st Street from the members of a family that had owned the property since the 1950s. The family members originally had sought $875,000 from the city, Sea Isle’s solicitor said.
Wisconsin Statebeckersasc.com

Zoning change under review in Wisconsin could allow ASC developments

A zoning amendment under review in a Wisconsin city could change classifications for medical facility uses and development, including ASCs, Beloit Daily News reported July 29. The proposal, which will be reviewed by Beloit City Council, would replace "hospital" as a use category with the term "medical facility" that would include ASCs, nursing homes, hospitals and medical clinics as potentially allowed developments.
Massena, NYnny360.com

Massena placing 90-day moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations

MASSENA — Town of Massena officials have scheduled a public hearing for 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to take comments on a proposal to place a 90-day moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations in the town while regulations are drawn up to address what they say are unsightly shipping containers. “Particularly the...