Zoning is an intrusion into our everyday lives, regulating a right basic to most Americans-the free use of their land. As municipalities increase their use of the zoning mechanism, more landowners will find the use of their lands restricted and in turn will seek legal counsel in order to challenge the restrictions. Presently, when faced with a rezoning question, a practitioner has to filter through the many treatises, articles and cases in an attempt to pull together Virginia law. It is the purpose of this comment to compile Virginia rezoning law in order to serve as a reference for the practitioner who is unfamiliar with this ever-developing body of law.
William F. Neely,
Challenging Rezoning in Virginia,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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