Zoning for Apartments: A Study of the Role of Law in the Control of Apartment Houses in New Haven, Connecticut 1912-1932

85 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2013  

Marie Boyd

University of South Carolina - School of Law

Abstract

This article seeks to contribute to the legal and policy debates over zoning by providing a more detailed examination of the impact of apartments on both pre-zoning land use patterns and the zoning process during the formative initial stages of zoning in the United States than has been provided in the literature to date. Specifically, this Article analyzes the impact of apartments on both pre-zoning land use patterns and the zoning process in New Haven, Connecticut. It focuses on the period beginning with the selection of New Haven’s first Zoning Commission in 1922, and concluding with the passage of New Haven’s first zoning ordinance in 1926. Through this detailed historical account of the realities of zoning, this Article demonstrates how — due to delays in the enactment of zoning — New Haven’s first zoning ordinance, rather than shaping the future growth of the regulated area, was instead shaped by existing land use patterns and political considerations.

Keywords: Zoning, Land Use, Apartments, Multifamily, Housing, Tenements, History, New Haven, Connecticut, Ordinance, Development, Building, Planning

Suggested Citation

Boyd, Marie, Zoning for Apartments: A Study of the Role of Law in the Control of Apartment Houses in New Haven, Connecticut 1912-1932. 33 Pace L. Rev. 600 (2013), Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2298351

Marie Boyd (Contact Author)

University of South Carolina - School of Law ( email )

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Columbia, SC 29208
United States

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