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Zoning Any counties in southern Indiana without zoning laws?

rabidsnoopy

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Does anyone know which counties in southern Indiana have no zoning laws? Or could you tell me how to find out?

Thank you so much. :)
 

rcgplanner

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Ahh yes Montgomery County, Indiana, home of my favorite billboard. On I-74 West just as you enter the county you see this massive billboard that says... What's the best thing about Montgomery County?? NO ZONING!! 8-! Everytime I see that billboard, the planner inside of me dies a little. Next time I am driving on I-74 I will try to get a picture of it.
 

Linda_D

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Ahh yes Montgomery County, Indiana, home of my favorite billboard. On I-74 West just as you enter the county you see this massive billboard that says... What's the best thing about Montgomery County?? NO ZONING!! 8-! Everytime I see that billboard, the planner inside of me dies a little. Next time I am driving on I-74 I will try to get a picture of it.

Yeah, buy a piece of paradise and hope the guy next door doesn't decide to create a tire dump! 8-!
 

JNA

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Ahh yes Montgomery County, Indiana, home of my favorite billboard. On I-74 West just as you enter the county you see this massive billboard that says... What's the best thing about Montgomery County?? NO ZONING!! 8-! Everytime I see that billboard, the planner inside of me dies a little. Next time I am driving on I-74 I will try to get a picture of it.

Didn't TOFB posted a picture of that billboard?
 

rcgplanner

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Yeah, buy a piece of paradise and hope the guy next door doesn't decide to create a tire dump! 8-!

Eh, no worries, it just adds to the ambiance! :r:

"I dun wanna the gov'mint tellin me what to do on my property!"
Same person calls the county, "My neighbor is wantin to build a hog farm, why can't you stop em?"
 

Linda_D

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Eh, no worries, it just adds to the ambiance! :r:

"I dun wanna the gov'mint tellin me what to do on my property!"
Same person calls the county, "My neighbor is wantin to build a hog farm, why can't you stop em?"

Tire dumps, junkyards, and trailer parks have turned even the most anti-zoning rural New Yorkers into advocates, including my late father.
 

shell_waster

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isn't it amazing that people will curse our existence as planners but when something they perceive as bad happens we're the first to be called and can't get their quick enough.
 

Linda_D

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Sadly, what many rural people don't understand is that zoning doesn't have to be onerous, and it really is a protection for people to maintain their ways of life. Zoning rural land as agricultural protects the right to farm. Waiting for a town/county to become suburbanized before establishing zoning puts the zoning power in the hands in people who want their "country life" sanitized because the town board will probably represent more suburbanites than farmers.
 

TOFB

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Didn't TOFB posted a picture of that billboard?
Seeing the Southern Indiana google maps thread, I checked up on the good people in Montgomery County. Zoning was adopted last year. Five districts - A, R, C, I, and PUD. It's a start.
 

DVD

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My experience with rural zoning in Kansas, most counties don't have it or really need it. You need to have a decent sized town, say 10,000 before nuisance uses start becoming a real problem and not just that one bad neighbor. The last planner in my county tried urbanizing the code. I worked hard to revert it back to a normal rural county code. It's a hard fight either way with commissioners who think zoning is the devil's work.
 
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