Two things, and I'm very much in support of Summit Point:
1). It has been judged in U.S. District Court that it is unconstitutional to rezone a property without the owner's express consent. It is viewed as a "taking", and violates the 4th amendment.
A city may annex a property, and subject it to certain new restrictions, or may even impose an "extra-territorial zoning district", but it may not outlaw what was already there before the zoning was in place. It then must be given "grandfathered non-conforming" zoning status until which time that the property has not been employed for the non-conforming uses for a period of one calendar year.
2). I have a major problem with people who buy a house next to an airport and then bitch about the noise!
And I have said as much in cases with similar zoning appeals.
25 year SCCA member
Member - Little Rock (AR) Board of Zoning Adjustment
(and NOT a lawyer
[This message has been edited by ITA-MR2 (edited January 11, 2001).]