Zoning Reform Working Group

APCC Zoning

Reforming the State’s Land Use Laws

For several years, APCC has been a leading voice in efforts to reform the state’s zoning and planning statutes, which have been identified as among the worst in the nation because of their inability to allow communities to plan effectively for growth and protect natural resources. Existing state law actually serves as an impediment to local planning by allowing bad forms of development to easily circumvent efforts to improve zoning bylaws.

APCC is a member of a coalition of planning and land use professionals, environmental organizations, housing advocates, municipal representatives and state elected officials who are seeking reforms to the state’s antiquated land use statutes.

Along with coalition partners, APCC will work to promote passage of long-overdue legislation that modernizes the state’s land use laws.