Monday, November 17, 2008

How the City of Euclid Once Figured
In a Key Supreme Court Zoning Case

The always-interesting libertarian magazine Reason last month published a book review about a 1926 Supreme Court case that set a precedent for zoning laws in American cities. The author calls the case one of the most far-reaching Supreme Court decisions in a century. It involved the village of Euclid, which is now the city of Euclid, an ailing inner-ring eastern suburb of Cleveland. If not for this key decision, the author writes, "most Americans would not be living in zoned cities."


At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Euclid resident for 32 years before returning to my Shaker Square roots, I was impressed with the way the Shoreway separated most of Euclid's industrial base from most of its residential stock.

Unfortunately, and unbelievably, the proximity to a 6-lane freeway hasn't done much to revitalize all of those vacant factory hulks.

But I also wanted to comment on your reference yesterday to Sarah Vowel. At the moment you were posting that, I was in an overflow crowd enjoying her reading in the library's Stokes wing downtown.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Mike, that did freak me out a little. But it's kind of a cool alignment of the stars.


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