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Land Use Decisions and Community Values

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011

Some citizens object to the atmosphere at a chain restaurant that wants to locate in a vacant restaurant space in this case study of the fictional city of Weldon. Scantily clad waitresses and a "Las Vegas" vibe have some residents up in arms.  But can the city council refuse a use permit to a legal business in an area that is zoned commercial?  On what basis? 

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