I have a question.
Why do many zoning codes set one size of lot as the minimum for a residential zoning district and another size for a separate residential zoning district?
Where I work, we have 4 single family residential zoning districts with minimum prescribed lot size:
What is the objectively, substantive difference between a 20,000sqft lot and a 15,000 sqft lot? Why do so many zoning codes make such, seemingly, abitrary distinctions, especially when the use is exactly the same - one single-family house?
- RE - 20,0000sqft
- R-1 - 15,000sqft
- R-2 - 10,000sqft
- R-3 - 8,750/9,900sqft