SUPREME COURT: Zoning

In 1922, Euclid Village, on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio, adopted a zoning ordinance to regulate the location of industrial buildings, stores, apartments, double and single houses, the size of lots, the height of buildings. A realty company brought suit, seeking to have the ordinance declared void. It finally reached the U. S. Supreme Court, which last week handed down a decision upholding the validity of zoning regulations. Justices Butler, McReynolds and Van Devanter dissented. Forthwith, many villages and cities began to look at their skylines and contemplate more stringent regulations.

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