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
Nova Horizon v. City Council, Reno, 105
Nev. 92, 95, 769 P.2d 721 (1989). No. 36.