Dillingham, AK asked in Land Use & Zoning, Public Benefits and Real Estate Law for Alaska

Q: Looking for precedent of liquor stores banned by city in unzoned areas that are clearly residential.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Alaska

A: Is this for Dillingham? It may be that the city banned liquor stores under another power than its planning and zoning power. Or one would have to look at the zoning code and see what the code says about "unzoned" areas (or perhaps called an "unrestricted use zone").

Research into "precedent", without a statement of what exactly you hope to establish is probably going to cost you money. And undirected research of this nature will probably be a waste of money. It is doubtful that there is Alaska case law on the precise subject, and case law from other states is going to have minimal persuasive authority. If you are serious about this, you would do best to hire an attorney.

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