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Deadline Extended for D.C. Comprehensive Plan Amendment Proposals

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP) has extended the deadline for individuals and groups to submit proposed amendments to D.C.'s Comprehensive Plan, which guides future growth and development in the District. OP...more

West Coast Real Estate Update - May 2017 - #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Federal Court Upholds Termination of Navy Lease Bid Due to Environmental Concerns - In Open Spirit, LLC v. United States, No. 15-370C (Fed. Cl. filed April 28, 2017), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims upheld the...more

Major P3 Real Estate Development Opportunities in Downtown Miami

On March 7, the Miami-Dade County Mayor will be presenting a report to the Board of County Commissioners on County-owned properties in downtown Miami that are ripe for joint development with the private sector. The upshot:...more

Amendments to real estate legislation for the third quarter of 2016

by Dentons on

Amendments to federal laws - Changes to the RF Town-Planning Code - In the summer of 2016, roughly a dozen federal laws were adopted to amend the RF Town-Planning Code (RF TPC).1 The main changes of significance to...more

The Glass Is Half Full – Proceed With Cautious Optimism

Last month, the New England Real Estate Journal published an article by Rebecca Nolan touting an awakening of growth in the Connecticut region. In her article, Ms. Nolan reminds us that our Yankee perseverance has seen us...more

Colorado Court of Appeals Recognizes Implied Warranty of Suitability Between Master Developer and Later Purchasers

by Polsinelli on

Last week, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued an opinion recognizing for the first time that a master developer may be liable to a subsequent home purchaser under an implied warranty of suitability. Rogers v. Forest City...more

Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3s

Last week Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez introduced the County’s FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan. A review of the budget’s line items confirms the County’s dedication to the use of...more

Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?

Miami may soon join the ranks of other major U.S. metropolises boasting innovative urban trail projects that have transformed neighborhoods and ignited a firestorm of private investment. ...more

P3s are a Viable Tool for Convention Center Development

South Florida has long been a leading destination for conventions and trade shows, and the convention market is extremely competitive. As other cities have expanded and modernized their convention centers, ours have remained...more

Next Application Period Approaches for New Jersey Solar Applications

by Cozen O'Connor on

On October 15, 2013, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the Board) will begin accepting applications for solar projects under Subsection (q) of the New Jersey Solar Act (the Act). See N.J.S.A. 48:3-87(q). ...more

New Laws in Virginia For The Construction and Development Industries

by Chandra Lantz on

Virginia has several new laws coming on-line beginning July 1, 2013 that will impact the construction and development industries. Tighter restrictions on mechanic's liens, new eminent domain payment standards, transportation...more

BuildSouth: Considering Construction Delivery Methods On Public Works

by Burr & Forman on

Originally Published In BUILDSouth, Winter 2013. Historically, in Alabama, the project delivery methods available for owners to de-sign and construct private projects have differed from those delivery methods available...more

When is a Resolution of Necessity Tainted By Prior Agency Obligations?

by Brad Kuhn on

One of the prerequisites to instituting an eminent domain action is the governing agency's adoption of a resolution of necessity to acquire the necessary property. At the time of adopting the resolution, the agency cannot be...more

Potential Future Takings Do Not Give Rise to Liability

by Brad Kuhn on

A new Court of Federal Claims opinion was handed down this month coming right out of our own Southern California backyard. The case, Stueve Bros. Farms, LLC v. the United States, deals with whether a "physical taking of...more

It's the End of Redevelopment as We Know It

by Brad Kuhn on

When Governor Brown took office earlier this year, he was faced with a massive budget deficit – to the tune of $25 billion. While he considered a variety of measures to reduce California's glaring budget problem, Governor...more

California Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Future of Redevelopment

by Brad Kuhn on

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, the action filed by the California Redevelopment Association, League of California Cities and others challenging the...more

Portions of Ohio Construction Reform in HB 153 now active

by Ice Miller LLP on

The Ohio Legislature, in House Bill 153 (HB 153), significantly changed our century-old public bidding requirements. Some of those changes include increasing the bidding and prevailing wage thresholds and adding new...more

Eminent Domain Opinion Demonstrates Need to Get Final Order Right the First Time

by Brad Kuhn on

All eminent domain attorneys know the importance of getting the Final Order of Condemnation right. After all, it's the document that gets recorded, effecting the transfer of title to the agency. But sometimes mistakes...more

Could your public property be sitting on a shale fortune?

by Ice Miller LLP on

A recent surge of newspaper articles, along with abundant content from oil and gas industry websites and blogs, indicate that there is growing potential for major natural gas and oil production from the Marcellus and Utica...more

Texas General Land Office v. Porretto

Opinion Reversing and Rendering Judgment for Texas GLOTexas

After the State of Texas lost an important trial concerning state versus private ownership of beachfront property, the State retained MDJW lawyers, Levon Hovnatanian and Dale Jefferson, to represent it in further proceedings...more

May 25, 2011 Cuyahoga County Economic Development Report

by Richik Sarkar on

Economic development report says Cuyahoga County must make things easier for new businesses (From the Plain Dealer) -- The 28-page report urges local governments to standardize business policies. It pushes for disparate...more

Beter aanbesteden van architectendiensten: voorbeelden

Architecten aanbesteding- zo kan het ook

by Andre van Langen on

Steeds meer opdrachtgevers bij (decentrale) overheden kondigen aanbestedingen voor architectendiensten beter aan. Deze goede voorbeelden moeten volgens het Steunpunt architectuuropdrachten en ontwerpwedstrijden meer aandacht...more

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