North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Massey v. City of Charlotte, 2000 NCBC 5 (N.C. Super. Ct. Apr. 17, 2000)(Tennille), rev'd, 145 N.C. App. 345, 550 S.E.2d 838, cert. denied, 354 N.C. 219, 554 S.E.2d 342 (2001)

The Court discusses a variety of approachs to zoning, including contract zoning, spot zoning, single purpose zoning, conditional zoning, and conditional use district zoning. Due process requirements are discussed as well. The Court determines that the City of Charlotte's system of conditional use zoning violated the applicable statute because it did not require the issuance of a conditional use permit. This deicsion was reversed by the Court of Appeals.

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Mack Sperling
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