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Zoning Estoppel: Application of the Principles of Equitable Estoppel and Vested Rights to Zoning Disputes

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Urban Law Annual


Despite the historical rule that a government cannot be estopped while acting in a governmental capacity, as a local government does while exercising its zoning powers, it appears that a majority of the courts now hold that the defense of equitable estoppel may be raised against local governments in this and certain other kinds of zoning disputes.