land-use regulation

land-use regulation

A system of government-enforced restrictions on the development and uses of properties.Well-planned regulations should complement each other, although in the real world there is often overlapping of jurisdictions and conflicting laws. The primary vehicles of land-use regulation are

1. Federal and state government environmental protections for species, types of habitats, erosion control, siltation, etc.
2. Preemption by federal agencies for specific purposes, such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restrictions on building heights near airports
3. Federal and state highway restrictions regarding signage and curb cuts
4. Federal and state tax incentives or tax burdens for particular uses of property
5. State health department regulations regarding sanitary waste disposal
6. State and local historic preservation laws
7. Local zoning ordinances
8. Local building codes
9. Local fire department regulations regarding safety issues
10. Subdivision restrictions

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The increase in price is, however, a direct result of the regulation, and the price difference would disappear if the land-use regulation was eliminated.
But, even the magnitude of this kind of "attribute premium" will be influenced significantly by the land-use regulation, and may also be an attribute that is desirable for other uses as well.
The only direct experience that most people have with land-use regulation is with zoning ordinances.
The measure would have required state and local agencies to prepare an economic impact statement before adding new land-use regulations for public benefit and to choose the option with the least impact on private property.
According to The Conservation Easement Handbook, published by the Land Trust Alliance and Trust for Public Land, conservation easements occupy an appealing niche in the array of land-protection techniques--halfway between outright public or nonprofit ownership at one extreme and government land-use regulation at the other.
By the late 1960s, more than 78 percent of cities with populations greater than 10,000 had some form of land-use regulation.
After the vote denying permits to build the two-story structure on an adjacent residential street, leaders of Temple Emanu El said they were considering taking legal action under a new federal law that protects religious institutions from some local land-use regulations.
Greenwood has endorsed other land-use regulations, such as the eventual elimination of billboards and an ordinance requiring developers to plant trees and shrubs.
He made it clear that any recommendations by the GTF for large-scale federal acquisition, as had been proposed by the Wilderness Society, or regional land-use regulations would be unacceptable to Maine.
The two-year study by Rockefeller's Temporary Study Commission concluded (in 1970) that what was obvious had to be recognized: the Adirondack Park needed regional land-use regulations and the firm hand of a state-level planning authority to implement them.
Despite enormous political pressure, however, Governor Rockefeller prevailed: in 1971, the Adirondack Park Agency Act was passed into law, and a limited moratorium on further building was imposed pending the creation of state-mandated land-use regulations.