Development regulations, or rather the lack of decent up to date regulations, plague many cities, large and small. There are work arounds to avoid zoning and development regulatory updates. But, in the end, that can end up being a series of ad hoc decisions made that are at best a stop gap, and at worst simply do not produce favorable results. This article from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is straightforward and to the point. Jonathan Barnett, one of the authors, is a talented professional, published widely, and adept at conveying ideas in a manner that is easily grasped. You don’t always have to thrown everything out and start over (sorry FBC). And this list, and book, may be time well spent before you undertake regulatory changes.
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