• Corpus ID: 46646559

Balancing the 'Zoning Budget'

  title={Balancing the 'Zoning Budget'},
  author={Roderick M. Hills, Jr. and David Schleicher},
  journal={Law \& Economics},
The politics of urban land use frustrate even the best intentions. A number of cities have made strong political commitments to increasing their local housing supply in the face of a crisis of affordability and availability in urban housing. However, their decisions to engage in “up-zoning,” or increases in the areas in which new housing can be built, are often offset by even more “down-zoning” or laws that decrease the ability of residents in a designated area to build new housing as-of-right… 
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Drops Justice From Court
  • at A22 (discussing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision not to reappoint New Jersey Supreme Court Justice John E. Wallace Jr., the first time a New Jersey Governor had exercised that power in 63 years)
Mount Laurel II, 456 A.2d at
Mount Laurel, 336 A.2d at
REV. 1 (1965) (identifying the complex political and social considerations about proposals that have been made for planned unit development)
See Mount Laurel, 336 A.2d at 733 (discussing "fair share" and its implications)
of Mount Laurel (Mount Laurel II), 456 A.2d 390, 422 (N.J. 1983) (discussing the requirements for a New Jersey municipality to meet its
  • Mt. Laurel obligations