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    Published on 01 Feb 2012 7:00 AM
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    H writes:

    When is it appropriate to hyphen "land-use" and when is it just "land use"? ...
    Published on 30 Jan 2012 7:00 AM
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    bureaucrat#3 writes:

    Recently we've had someone ask about putting a vehicle auction center on a site that previously held an auto dealership. I've been searching the internet and haven't found many regulations dealing with this use specifically. I also have never been to an auto auction, so I'm not completely sure of the differences. I know they would have auctions 1-2 times a week, so you could expect larger crowds fewer times a week, but thats about it. So do you have any experiences with auctions, any examples of good regulations or any other thoughts on the issue. ...
    Published on 27 Jan 2012 7:00 AM
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    RGC writes:

    Due to the economic recession, the close proximity to the university campus, and the allowance of 200 bedrooms per acre, downtown Athens is experiencing an increasing turnover of commercial properties to student housing development, which has raised infrastructure and land use concerns.

    How do other college towns regulate residential density in their downtown areas? Do you have a maximum allowed density by number of bedrooms or dwelling units per acre, or is it limited by other standards, such as FAR and dwelling unit size?
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    Published on 28 Dec 2011 7:00 AM
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    FightingIllini07 writes:

    Currently the sign section of our zoning ordinance is pretty restrictive to off premise signs, we require 1,000' separation.

    The issue we've ran into is we have a newly created medical district off of the downtown which has 3-4 major employers. These major employers and and rents a number of parcels that they use for parking and other ancillary functions. They want to install signs on these properties which direct individuals to the main building or to other sites on their individual campus.
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    Published on 20 Dec 2011 7:00 AM
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    1. Economic Development
    2. Land Use and Zoning

    Richmond Jake writes:

    I was talking to a contractor last week and he was telling me about a new product Walmart is developing. He called them "mini-Walmarts" and told me up to 400 of these were planned in the southeast. Larger than a 7-11 but smaller than a typical grocery store. Basically, he told me the new focus is rural and small town communities and targeting the success of Dollar Generals and their ilk. I know there are areas in my county where they would thrive. A quick Google search uncovered this article: Walmart Planning Hundreds of Mini Shops ...
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