How Constitutional Litigation Can Help End Exclusionary Zoning

Source: Bet On It
by Ilya Somin

“If the Supreme Court rules that exclusionary zoning regulations are takings, governments would have to pay ‘just compensation’ to affected property owners (usually defined as the ‘fair market value’ of the property right in question). Few if any local governments could afford to compensate all of the many thousands of property owners currently barred from building high-rise or multifamily housing on their land by single-family zoning requirements and other exclusionary rules. To avoid crushing liability, they would have to either abolish exclusionary zoning or at least severely cut back on it.” (06/04/24)