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Municipal Corporations-Master Plans-Power Of Cities To Zone For Future Conditions, Walter A. Urick Nov 1963

Municipal Corporations-Master Plans-Power Of Cities To Zone For Future Conditions, Walter A. Urick

Michigan Law Review

After purchasing land which was subject to a zoning ordinance requiring a minimum lot size of 21,780 square feet, plaintiffs, real estate developers, challenged the ordinance as unreasonable and confiscatory. Defendant city argued that the ordinance was based upon a comprehensive master plan and had the purpose of limiting future density of population in accordance with sewage capacity. On appeal from the circuit court order invalidating the zoning ordinance as applied to plaintiff's property, held, judgment affirmed, three judges dissenting. A city zoning ordinance requiring a minimum lot size for the purpose of limiting future density of population ...


Zoning--Townships--Complete Exclusion Of Trailer Camps And Parks, Rolfe A. Worden S.Ed. Mar 1963

Zoning--Townships--Complete Exclusion Of Trailer Camps And Parks, Rolfe A. Worden S.Ed.

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff challenged the validity of an amendment to the zoning ordinance of the defendant township which barred all trailer camps and parks from its industrial district. As trailer parks had previously been zoned out of the business, residential, and agricultural districts, this amendment had the effect of completely excluding them from the entire township, although approximately half of its twenty-three square miles consisted of open rural area. The parties stipulated that the plans of the plaintiff, who wanted to develop a trailer park on his premises, met all of the applicable health standards. The trial court sustained the amendment, but ...


Mandelker: Green Belts And Urban Growth, Curtis J. Berger Jan 1963

Mandelker: Green Belts And Urban Growth, Curtis J. Berger

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Green Belts and Urban Growth. By Daniel R. Mandelker