21st Century Development Co., LLC v. Watts – Case Brief Summary (Kentucky)

In 21st Century Development Co., LLC v. Watts, 958 S.W.2d 25 (Ky. Ct. App. 1997) a neighbor objected to a requested amendment to the zoning ordinance that would allow increased residential density in a portion of the zone.

In determining that Watts had standing to challenge the zone change, the court stated, " Kentucky courts have recognized that zoning issues affected more than just the adjacent property owner or those in the same neighborhood." Id. at 28.

The court quotes the Kentucky high court, "The purpose of zoning is not to protect the value of the property of particular individuals but rather to promote the welfare of the community as a whole." Id.