Alright, in the planning field it has always been assumed that industrial uses, warehouse uses, mini-storage, commercial uses and the like have a negative impact on property values. Has this not been a given in land use planning and implied in state statutes regarding land use.
OK, my City Attorney informed me that the Planning Commission can not make a finding of diminished property values (mini-storage next to residential) without studies backing up the finding.
So, I need studies, studies and more studies. I'll do a little websearch and any links would be helpful from yall. If you have hardcopies, PM me. Perhaps we need an on-line file cabinet with studies indexed to uses. HMMMM !!! I've got over a dozen on SOB's to contribute.