The purpose of this article is to explore the standing of future residents to bring suit in exclusionary-zoning cases. Exclusionary zoning may be defined as zoning and land-use control practices that have the effect of precluding construction of dwelling units that could house low-income and moderate-income persons either by direct exclusion or by raising the price of access.1 An example of direct exclusion would be the imposition of restrictions upon the number of bedrooms in apartment units, which would have the direct effect of excluding large families. An example of indirect exclusion would be the effect of zoning upon land prices, which would have the effect of raising the price of land, thereby raising the ultimate cost of the home built upon that land or the rent charged for apartments constructed thereon.
Moskowitz, David H.
"Standing of Future Residents in Exclusionary Zoning Cases,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 6
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