No Parking Anytime: The Legality and Wisdom of Maximum Parking and Minimum Density Requirements

19 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2015 Last revised: 25 Feb 2016

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Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Judd Rosenman

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This article focuses on two aspects of smart growth policy that have thus far received little attention: maximum parking and minimum density requirements. To ascertain the frequency of such regulations, we examine the zoning regulations of twenty-four mid-sized cities, defined as those with populations between 500,000 and one million residents. The article concludes that the first type of regulation is somewhat common, but is usually restricted to certain types of land uses or sections of a city. Minimum density requirements, by contrast, are quite rare and quite lenient. Because these types of regulations have received little scholarly attention and are often fairly recent, it is too early to draw any firm conclusions about their effects.

Keywords: density, parking, sprawl, smart growth, zoning, land use, urban planning

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael and Rosenman, Judd, No Parking Anytime: The Legality and Wisdom of Maximum Parking and Minimum Density Requirements (2015). 54 Washburn L.J. 285 (2015); Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 16-07; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2681147

Michael Lewyn (Contact Author)

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

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

Judd Rosenman

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering ( email )

Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
6465358333 (Phone)

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