Note: 'Variance Administration in Indiana - Problems and Remedies'
14 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Date Written: 1973
Excessive zoning variances are the result of a malfunctioning of the variance granting system. The quantity of these variances, it is argued, contributes to the decreased utility of zoning as a positive planning tool, retards later sound development in undeveloped areas, and contributes to urban blight and neighborhood decay. This note undertakes a brief survey of the Indiana law, circa 1973, on variances and of data indicating a malfunctioning, examines several causes of this malfunctioning, and proposes some remedies which may be implemented on both state and local levels, through legislative, administrative, and judicial reforms.
Keywords: Zoning variances, property law, land use, board of zoning appeals
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