Zoning – Neighborhood Character and Historic Overlays in Lexington, KY
38 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2020
Date Written: July 10, 2020
Zoning has a significant impact on our built environment. Overlay zoning, an additional form of restrictive zoning, is a tool that municipalities utilize to control development. This study analyzes the impact that historic district (H-1) and neighborhood character (ND-1) overlays have on single family home sale price in Lexington, KY. Results suggest that overlays have a significant positive impact on home prices. Homes within overlays can expect to have a premium of between 18-27% over comparable homes not in overlay zones. Results also suggest that overlays exhibit spatial impacts that extend further than the homes included in the overlay.
Keywords: Zoning, Lexington, KY, Restrictive Zoning, Historic District
JEL Classification: R3, R2
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