spot zoning

noun

Legal Definition of spot zoning

: the rezoning of a small parcel of land within the limits of another zone that is illegal when not done in accord with a comprehensive zoning plan or when arbitrary or discriminatory — compare variance

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“Spot zoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/spot%20zoning. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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