Erica Leatham

Erica Leatham

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Step 1 Completed: Zoning Rewrite Approved by Montgomery County Council

Yesterday, the Montgomery County Council approved the first restructuring of the Zoning Ordinance in more than 50 years. The much-debated legislation will be effective October 30, 2014, and it will create new zones for almost...more

3/6/2014 - Municipalities Real Estate Market

LEED Silver Requirement To Be Introduced in Montgomery County

On January 21, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner will introduce 13 legislative initiatives to increase the County's commitment, in the public and private sector, to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent...more

1/20/2014 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Land Developers LEED Certified

Supreme Court Ruling May Lead to More Landowner Challenges of Land Use Regulations, Fees

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in a long-running land use case holding that “extortionate demands” by the local government entity constituted illegal interference with a property owner/developer’s right to...more

7/10/2013 - Dolan v City of Tigard Fifth Amendment Koontz v St John's River Water Management Nexus Nollan v California Coastal Commission Permits Rough Proportionality Test SCOTUS Takings Wetlands

Montgomery County Council To Hold Hearings on Proposed New Zoning Ordinance

The Montgomery County Council will soon receive public comment on its long-awaited rewrite of the County’s zoning ordinance and the related zoning map amendment, both of which were introduced last month....more

6/5/2013 - Local Ordinance Proposed Amendments Public Comment

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