Zoning ordinances in the United States are of relatively recent origin. Local government planners were quick to recognize their usefulness as a means of land use control, and over the years zoning ordinances have been developed into many varied and complex forms. This article will focus on conditional zoning, one of the newest forms of zoning, as it exists today in Virginia. Some background on zoning in general, however, will be useful to achieve a proper understanding of conditional zoning.
Frank O. Brown Jr. & Susanne L. Shilling,
Conditional Zoning in Virginia,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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