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Thread #90420   Message #1714427
Posted By: GUEST,DonMeixner
10-Apr-06 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: House Concerts a Federal Case
Subject: RE: House Concerts a Federal Case
Thats how I would think Shambles. Actually each community would decide if it fits their idea of correct use of the property. Usually these decisions are based on Use of Property Codes and zoning.   Generally speaking it is your property to use as you wish provided it doesn't detract from or subvert the normal use of the property around it.

Zoning may be Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural. With a few residential cross overs thrown in. For instance you may have a store in the village center which meets commercial codes but you may have an apartment upstairs of the store. You probably have then a C/R zone in which you live.

Many communities don't allow for primarily residential areas to have any commercial presence at all. There are parts of my community that wouldn't allow me to have my jewelery shop as I do. But my shop has been there since my Dad ran it, long before the code and zoning so I am Grandfathered in.

My feelings on the house concert issue is this is just one more way some people are trying to force other people to conform to their notion of propriety.

In otherwords somebody, somewhere may be having a good time and someone is pissed off that they aren't part of it.

I'm doing my best to keep politics out of this and remain neutral.