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Where, when, and how does a local government start to update its zoning code? For decades, new and creative ways to regulate development and implement the comprehensive plan have been introduced. Despite this trend, the zoning code remains the cornerstone of most local government land development regulations.
Many local governments have zoning codes that are years, even decades, old. Officials and local citizens often want to keep the familiar zoning code. Yet they also want a more modern and effective set of regulations. To achieve this goal, planners must practice overhauling the zoning code.
This issue of Zoning Practice outlines a process for updating and modernizing local zoning codes to achieve more effective and efficient development regulations.
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