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Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co. (1926)

Definition - What does Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co. (1926) mean?

The case of the Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co. determined precedent law in respect to zoning, wherein a zone cannot be redrawn if it has an adverse impact on the value of the property surrounding the zone.

Justipedia explains Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co. (1926)

Ambler Realty Co. sued the city for changing planning laws, which by default decreased the value of their property. The court found that the act of rezoning was unconstitutional when it had a negative effect on property value, and could only be done when a benefit would arise.

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