"A number of communities and individual residential
subdivisions have restrictions on mechanical construction or repair
projects in residential areas, but these apply to all types of
projects, such as cars, boats, home remodeling and so forth. It
seems quite unfair that an aircraft builder could not quietly fit
two parts together while is neighbor might be able to rebuild and
engine test a muscle car next door."
Source: Earl Lawrence, EAA’s vice
president of industry and regulatory affairs, on a controversial
city ordinance that prevents the construction of any aircraft of
airboat at a residence in Jacksonville, FL.