Environmental Legislation – An Alternative to Minimum Acreage Zoning
Begins by discussing the police power test of reasonableness that is used to determine whether a particular ordinance is a proper exercise of the state’s power. Meeting this standard of review is determined on a case by case basis. The author explains how the judiciary is seemingly no longer in favor of minimum acreage zoning. However, there are new zoning techniques available to planning boards. The author explains how these new techniques are beneficial and have focused on the environment.