There's been a recent movement afoot in my community to have a direct relationship between what a parcel is zoned, how it is currently being used, and what it is designated on the City's future land use map. The discussion is moving towards doing city initiated rezonings to match actual use along with changes to the master plan/future land use plan as well. I've argued that this is not necessary and only in an extreme circumstance should we initiate a rezoning against the will of the property owner. I've explained that one is a policy document, and one is an implementation document and only in the case of totally masterplanned community does this arrangement occur...and it usually doesn't stay that way for very long. City's that are dynamic and constantly evolving are always going to have areas that don't seem to make sense but to roll in and tidy things up so the maps look pretty is troubling to me. I don't like city initiated rezonings. Any advice out there? I'm tapped out.
Please use descriptive titles outside the Friday Afternoon Club. Thanks! ~Gedunker