Abandonment, Discontinuance and Amortization of Nonconforming Uses: Lessons for Drafters of Zoning Regulations

24 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2010 Last revised: 28 Jan 2014

Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: Spring 2010

Abstract

With a significant volume of litigation focused on the subject of nonconforming uses, this article offers practical strategies for drafters of local zoning ordinances and laws on the subject of abandonment, discontinuance and amortization of nonconforming uses.

Keywords: nonconforming use, amortization, zoning, abandonment

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Salkin, Patricia, Abandonment, Discontinuance and Amortization of Nonconforming Uses: Lessons for Drafters of Zoning Regulations (Spring 2010). Real Estate Law Journal, Vol. 38, p. 482, Spring 2010; Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series; Albany Law School Research Paper No. 48. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1577769

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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