Zoning Upheld by Supreme Court

Issue 23 and Volume 79.

Zoning Upheld by Supreme Court The zoning law as applied in the familiar way of zoning by use, height and area, was upheld by the Supreme Court in the matter of Euclid, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, The ordinance there set up six districts—farms, homes and parks in the first, apartment houses, hotels and churches in the third, warehouses and markets in the fifth and so on. The Ambler Realty Company had sixty-eight acres of land in the village that fell in three different districts. The company maintained that its property was worth $10,000 an acre if used for business property but only $2,500 otherwise. The company’s case was argued by Newton D. Baker. The court stated zoning was a logical development of police power under modern conditions of urban life. This decision is of material importance to New York state that has been a pioneer of this movement. In…

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