Viewed in this framework of the changing needs of land use controls, this article will endeavor to show how subdivision regulations can be successfully utilized to accomplish a community's goals and objectives. Our purpose will be to indicate the problems concerning subdivision regulations in Missouri and to suggest various solutions based on existing legislation. This article will also present proposals for statutory revision, analysis of judicial decisions, and lastly, the provisions of a set of model subdivision regulations. The model covers all possible situations with which a governing body or administrative agency may be faced and incorporates requirements suited to meet each community's respective needs. There are many areas of Missouri law in this field which require clarification. New concepts such as money-in-lieu of land, excess facilities, and compulsory dedications will have to be accorded judicial scrutiny and clarification. The model regulations have, however, been drafted in a form suited for immediate adoption by municipalities and counties.
Robert H. Freilich and Peter S. Levi,
Model Regulations for the Control of Land Subdivision,
36 Mo. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/mlr/vol36/iss1/6