Title

Berkeley's Elmwood Experiment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1986

Publication Title

Western Government Research Journal

Keywords

commercial rent control, commercial rent stabilization, elmwood, diverse, neighborhood, shopping district, commercial displacement, legislation, constitutionality, court decisions, judicial interpretation, fair returns

Abstract

This Article examines the Elmwood experiment, explores its legal ramifications, compares and contrasts land use regulations with rent and eviction controls as regulatory policies, and discusses the national significance of the Elmwood experiment. Berkeley is the only American city that currently has adopted commercial rent stabilization and it is the only American city that has ever enacted rent and eviction controls that apply only to a single neighborhood

Comments

Reprinted in 28 Wash. U.J. Urb. & Contemp.L. 107 (1985)

Volume

2

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