Tuesday, April 5, 2022
100th anniversary of the Standard State Zoning Enabling Act (SZEA)
For those with an eye towards history, we are coming up on the 100th anniversary of the Standard State Zoning Enabling Act (SZEA). Whether this is the appropriate year for celebrating (or shaking fists at) the SZEA depends on how you count it.
On September 15, 1922, the first version of the SZEA was released by the U.S. Commerce Department. Subsequent drafts were released in December, 1922. Other slightly-edited versions were released in 1924 and 1926. A history is here.
For students, it would make a lovely topic for a law review symposium this year or in the next few years!