downzoning


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downzoning

The process of changing the zoning on a parcel to a use that is less intensive than formerly allowed. Property once zoned for multifamily residential use might be downzoned to single-family residential use.

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Advocates for education or police spending would become interested in downzoning decisions, as it would make visible what is now invisible: the cost of zoning decisions to the city fisc.
Second, by requiring that every downzoning be paired with an equivalent upzoning, voting rules could pit neighborhoods against each other and thereby mitigate the power of geographically concentrated groups.
Tax benefits of any nature can never compensate our family for losses sustained by downzoning our property less than two miles from Eugene City Hall and surrounded by devel- opment.
99-17243-CA-23 (Order Granting Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, dated July 18, 2002) (reduction in height of apartment project from 24 to six stories; the case was one of several challenging the downzoning).
People affiliated with the center have initiated progressive neighborhood planning campaigns, a "radical walking tour" project, a welfare rights organizing campaign, investigation into violations of fair housing laws (followed by protests and lawsuits), efforts to build tenants' associations against the will of their landlords, union organizing campaigns, a neighborhood downzoning campaign, vigorous efforts to modify harsh policing tactics in the community, and a movement to stop the expansion of university housing into the community.
Russell,(368) the filing of a proposed subdivision plat and site plan, without approval, was not enough to anchor a vested right against downzoning.(369) In another case, a landowner's reliance on the advice of a state agency to move forward with studies for construction of a nonhazardous waste landfill confronted later county zoning that precluded the landfill.
1987) (county supervisory board's finding that plaintiff's proposed subdivision was inconsistent with general plan and board's subsequent downzoning of property violated due process), as amended, 857 F.2d 567 (1988); cf.
Breakstone started off by downzoning the 17-acre parcel from 700 condo units to 95 single-family units.
Under the guidance of Flynn's development director Steve Coyle (now head of the AFL-CIO's housing investment program), Boston instituted controversial "downzoning" safeguards, which halted the creeping "Manhattanization" that threatened to overwhelm the city's historic downtown and other adjacent neighborhoods.
Schanno says the process of downzoning the property from general commercial to residential took two years.
Citing the Hanalei region's populations of endangered waterbirds and native fish, the need to protect the watershed of the Hanalei River and its estuary, and the potential threat of residential and golf course development on the agriculturally zoned land, state planners recommended downzoning 1,040 acres to conservation use.