aesthetic zoning

aesthetic zoning

Zoning regulations that require new construction to conform to certain architectural and landscaping requirements. Examples include prohibitions against metal buildings, requirements that retaining walls be hidden behind shrubberies or trees, and restrictions on the location of off-street parking. Failure to investigate aesthetic zoning requirements can result in a project going substantially over-budget and possibly becoming economically disastrous.

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99) Based on the legislative discussion between Congressman Frank and Commissioner Mossinghoff, the court held that aesthetic zoning did not constitute an "alteration" within the meaning of section 1121(b).
104) Similar to the district court in Payless, the Second Circuit held that because the legislative history established that aesthetic zoning did not constitute an "alteration," this uniform sign restriction did not modify Party City's trademark.
The analogy between erotogenic and aesthetic zoning, and the rapprochement between Freud and Nancy are of particular importance given the gendered subtext of The Muses.