11. Economic Advantage. [See also Profits]
 
    a. "Zoning is an instrument by which governmental bodies can more effectively accommodate the needs and demands of our growing society. Coronet Homes v. McKenzie, 84 Nev. 250, 255, 439 P.2d 219, 223 (1968). Nevertheless, the zoning restrictions must be balanced against the right of a property owner to develop his property to his own economic advantage. It is for this reason that zoning plans, no matter how sophisticated they may be, generally contain, as here, some procedures for granting variances, amendments, special use permits, or exemptions for specific uses of specific parcels of property."
Clark Co. Bd. Comm'rs v. Taggart Constr., 96 Nev. 732, 736, 615 P.2d 965 (1980). No. 24.
 
    b. "We conclude that the trial court correctly determined that the City's action in considering and denying the special use permit was a discretionary function" and could not be liable under a tort theory of interference with prospective economic advantage." Travelers Hotel v. City of Reno, 103 Nev. 343, 345, 741 P.2d 1353 (1987). No. 34.
 
    c. "Numerous cases support the premise that zoning boards may not unreasonably or arbitrarily deprive property owners of legitimate, advantageous land uses."
Nova Horizon v. City Council, Reno, 105 Nev. 92, 95, 769 P.2d 721 (1989). No. 36.