The study reported here examined the use of zoning for growth management in Ohio townships. Data were obtained from a survey of 252 township officials. The results showed that 59% of townships are using zoning, primarily due to citizen support. Zoned townships are using a variety of zoning techniques to assist in managing land use change and growth. Those townships without zoning cite a lack of growth and citizen interest as reasons for not using zoning.
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Evans-Cowley, J. S., & Gough, M. Z. (2006). Land Use Planning and Zoning in Ohio Townships. The Journal of Extension, 44(4), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss4/14