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UC Merced Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Groundbreaking for 2020 Project

by Nossaman LLP on

This week, the Regents of the University of California and the University of California, Merced are celebrating the one-year anniversary of groundbreaking for the $1.3 billion, 1.2 million GSF UC Merced 2020 Project (the...more

Merced and LA Mayor Win Big at P3 Awards

by Nossaman LLP on

The UC Merced 2020 Project was a big winner at P3 Bulletin’s annual P3 Awards ceremony held in Washington D.C. last month, claiming the Gold Award for Best Social Infrastructure Project, along with the Silver Award in the...more

California Supreme Court Addresses CEQA Supplemental Review; Rejects “New Project” Test

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Recent decision resolves appellate split regarding standard of review for agency decision to prepare supplemental environmental review. On September 19, the California Supreme Court held that the substantial evidence...more

“Hot Bench” For Advocates In Supreme Court CEQA Subsequent Review Case

by Miller Starr Regalia on

The California Supreme Court held a lively oral argument session this morning (May 4, 2016), at 9:00 a.m. in its San Francisco courtroom in the case of Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo Community...more

Regents’ Approval Authorizes UC Merced 2020 Project to Move Forward

by Nossaman LLP on

The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”) approved the commercial terms of the P3 agreement for the UC Merced 2020 Project (the “Project”) on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Regents meeting held in San...more

Lake County, Florida Impact Fees to Increase

by Akerman LLP on

Beginning January 11, 2016, Lake County educational impact fees will increase to $9,324.00 for single family units, $8,045.00 for multi-family units and $5,856.00 for mobile homes located within mobile homes parks....more

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Local Land Use Codes Apply to School Districts

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a long-anticipated decision, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on September 24, 2015, that school districts are subject to municipal zoning and land use regulations. The decision in Gurba v. Community High School District...more

$9 Billion School Bond Measure Headed for November 2016 Ballot

by Perkins Coie on

Almost a decade has passed since California last authorized a statewide school bond to build new schools and modernize existing schools. There is currently a backlog of over $2 billion in K-12 projects awaiting state funding...more

University of California Issues Draft RFP for UC Merced 2020 Project

by Nossaman LLP on

The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the University of California, Merced, issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the UC Merced 2020 Project on May 7, 2015. The draft RFP was provided to the...more

Illinois Court: Municipal Zoning and Stormwater Laws Apply to School District's Construction Project

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Much of land use law involves questions over the breadth of local government powers. Today, we're looking at a spat between two units of local government: a municipality and a school board. The decision in Gurba v....more

Illinois Appellate Court Rules that School Districts are subject to Municipal Zoning

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In a strongly worded 42 page decision, the Second District Appellate Court ruled in Gurba v. Community HS Dist. 155, that school districts are subject to the zoning regulations of home rule municipalities. The decision...more

School Concurrency Impacts Residential Development in Miami-Dade County

by Akerman LLP on

With increased international investment, Miami-Dade County has seen a rebound in the real estate market, particularly with regard to residential projects in high-density areas in Miami's urban core and bayfront and beachfront...more

Recent Competitive Bidding Orders

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Maintaining Level Playing Field Key to Overlooking RFP Issue The Commission recently granted the appeal of two schools that had been denied funding by USAC because of competitive bidding issues. In each instance, the...more

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