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    Negative opinions regarding floor area ratio?

    Can anybody direct my attention to legal or scholarly authority which speaks disfavorably about FAR as a means of regulating compatibility.

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    Sep 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I know this post is over 9 years old, but I am looking for this same info. The city I am in is attempting to restrict residential FAR to 0.4, when the average lot is 6,000 square feet... making for the average new construction not to exceed 2,400sq.ft. The current average new residential construction is in the 3,500+ range, as it is a very affluent city.

    So, if anyone can point me to any prior legal proceedings (California or other) that address the over-restriction of FAR, it would really help me out.


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