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1918. Excerpt: ... CITY PLANNING--BUILDING HEIGHTS AND ZONING There
are at least three policies connected with the modern movement for
the better planning of cities which give rise to interesting and
important questions Ns of law. One of these is the regulation of
the heights of buildings; another is the zoning or districting of
cities for various purposes; and the third is the condemnation of
property in excess of what is actually needed for specific public
improvements. Limitation on the height of buildings / More than
thirty years ago the legislature of the / state of New York enacted
what was probably the first law in the United States dealing with
the subject "I of the height to which buildings might be erected
in. cities. This statute provided that in the city of New York no
dwelling house or house to be used as a dwelling for more than one
family should "exceed seventy feet upon all streets and avenues not
exceeding sixty feet in width and eighty feet upon all streets and
avenues exceeding sixty feet in width."1 Since that date a large
number of statutes and ordinances have been enacted imposing
restrictions upon the heights of buildings in American cities;2 but
these regulations vary in both 1 Laws of New York, 1885, ch. 454.-
2 For statistics of ordinances of this kind see Koester, Modern
City Plan 1 " rting and Maintenance, pp. 171-174. content and
purpose. A few of them, as in the case of the early New York law
just noted, impose limits on the basis of the use of the building.
In others heights are regulated in accordance with the character of
construction, chiefly in the interest of protection against fire.
In a few of them building heights are fixed with reference to
location. But a majority of these regulations simply impose a
maximum limit of height, express...
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