Note: 'Variance Administration in Indiana - Problems and Remedies'

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Marcia Gelpe

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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

Suggested Citation

Gelpe, Marcia, Note: 'Variance Administration in Indiana - Problems and Remedies' (1973). Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 48, 1973, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research, Available at SSRN:

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