spot zoning

Definition of "spot zoning"
  1. Parcelling land differently from surrounding areas, for instance, permitting a school within a residential zone, often under consideration of public welfare and the general land use plan
How to use "spot zoning" in a sentence
  1. Spot zoning made it possible for the community center to exist in an otherwise residential area.
  2. The concept of spot zoning encountered legal issues when it seemed to favor certain property owners at the public's expense.
  3. The planners have incorporated spot zoning in the city's expansion blueprint to allow for unforeseen institutional needs.

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