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Barley Snyder

New Pennsylvania Anti-Blight Law Should Speed Up Foreclosure Process

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By the end of the year, residential mortgage foreclosure on abandoned Pennsylvania properties should be a lot easier. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Vacant and Abandoned Real Estate Foreclosure Act last week, aimed at tackling...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Case Closed: Nonprofits Eligible for Brownfields Tax Credits for Pre-2006 Cleanups

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Massachusetts’ top court has given finality to a 2017 ruling by the Massachusetts Appeals Court that nonprofits are eligible for transferrable brownfields tax credits for remediation conducted prior to 2006. By denying...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?

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While Massachusetts first created a Brownfields tax credit in 1998 to encourage the redevelopment of Brownfields sites, until recently, this very useful tax credit was in danger of becoming history. ...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Recent BUILD Act “Builds” on Existing Brownfields Program through Additional Liability Protection and Redevelopment Incentives

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Despite last minute veto threats from the White House, the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 was signed into law earlier this year. Buried deep in this massive omnibus spending bill is a major win for...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

10th Circuit: Blight Statute Unconstitutional for Lack of Notice

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The Tenth Circuit recently held that a Colorado city violated an investment group’s procedural due process rights by failing to provide actual notice to the group that its property had been deemed “blighted” under state law...more

Mintz Levin - Commercial Real Estate Matters

5Pointz and the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990

A recent article I co-authored and published in the New York Law Journal recaps and highlights the key takeaways in the federal district court’s decision in Cohen v. G&M Realty L.P. (E.D.N.Y, Feb. 18, 2018), relating to the...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Appellate Court Rejects Challenges to Residential Development in Montebello - BB&K Defends City from CEQA, Brown Act and Planning...

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In a decision that allows progress on development of new housing in a time of great need in California, a California appellate court upheld a trial court ruling that had rejected several legal challenges to a residential...more

Pullman & Comley, LLC

2018 Environmental Legislative Update No. 5

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Welcome to our Environmental Legislative Updates. Throughout Connecticut’s legislative session, these updates highlight developments concerning environmental law and policy. The author prepares updates as Legislative...more

Tonkon Torp LLP

Repurposing Jails and Other Innovative Solutions to the Growing Homelessness Problem

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If you live in Portland, Oregon, you might be “used to” seeing people sleeping in tents, people openly using drugs, people without shoes or proper clothing pushing carts with meager belongings through town, or people acting...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Nonprofit Universities Eligibility for Brownfields Tax Credits, Massachusetts Appeals Court Confirms

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Nonprofits are eligible for transferrable Brownfields tax credits for remediation conducted prior to 2006 according to a recent ruling by the Massachusetts Appeals Court. As we previously reported in March 2016, the...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Could graffiti art prevent your redevelopment project?

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To a real estate developer, spray paint on a building can be a nuisance. To an artist, the painted image may be cherished art. And to one real estate developer’s rude awakening, a little-known aspect of copyright law can...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

BUILD Act Includes Added Protection and Incentives for Brownfield Redevelopment and Renewable Energy

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which President Trump signed on March 23, 2018, includes 2,300 pages of appropriations and priorities for the operation of the federal government over the next fiscal year. It also...more

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

Assemblyman Chiu Unveils AB 3037 Community Redevelopment Proposal

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Assemblyman David Chiu has unveiled his long-promised legislation to establish a modified version of the state’s former redevelopment program, aimed at creating major state funding for affordable housing, transit, and other...more

Miller Canfield

New Law Consolidates Tax Increment Authorities, Imposes New Reporting Requirements

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Tax increment authorities and municipalities face new transparency and reporting requirements under a recently signed law. The Recodified Tax Increment Financing Act, 2018 PA 57 (“Act 57”) was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Lessons from 5Pointz: Avoiding Potential Tension Between Artists and Property Owners

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• From Miami's Wynwood to San Francisco's Mission District to Chicago's West Loop, graffiti/street art has become a popular way for communities to revitalize neighborhoods and property owners to reap the benefits of the...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Is New York City’s Marx Brothers Playground a Park?  The Answer is No Laughing Matter

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A fierce legal battle is currently being waged between preservationists and the City of New York (“City”) over a parcel of land in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, known as Marx Brothers Playground. The parcel, which is located...more

Downey Brand LLP

Second Appellate District Rejects Challenge to EIR Alternatives Analysis for West Hollywood Redevelopment Project

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On December 22, the Second Appellate District certified for publication its November 30 opinion in Los Angeles Conservancy v. City of West Hollywood, concerning a proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the “Melrose Triangle”...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Federal Brownfield Legislation: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Amendments

The U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) on November 30th passed amendments that would address the federal Brownfield program. H.R. 3017 is titled the “Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Restoring Lives and Revitalizing Communities: Josh Fout (Pulaski County) Brownfield Presentation

Harbor Environmental and Pulaski County jointly sponsored a November 15th seminar held in North Little Rock, Arkansas addressing a variety of Arkansas Brownfield issues. Mr. Josh Fout, who serves as Pulaski County...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Connecticut Launches New and Incentivized Brownfields Program

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On October 31, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Connecticut’s bipartisan budget bill, which provides for a tax incentive plan to support brownfields remediation and reuse. The new plan, called the 7/7 Brownfields...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Houston Astros Minute Maid Park: Home of the World Series Champions (and a Former Brownfield)

The Houston Astros have an additional distinction besides its World Series win. The Astros Minute Maid Park is on the site of a former 38-acre Brownfield....more

Holland & Knight LLP

CT Creates New Brownfields Program, Adopts Brownfields Tax Credit

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Buried in an 881-page budget bill passed Thursday by the Connecticut General Assembly was a new program to support remediation and reuse of brownfields – properties long contaminated and underutilized – as well as new job...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Seattle Waterfront’s Local Improvement District: Paying Special Attention to Stay Ahead

The Seattle Waterfront Project is waiting on a “special” study from the City of Seattle as plans proceed for the waterfront’s redevelopment. As outlined in Schwabe’s first article on this topic, the City has finished a...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Prime Opportunity to Redevelop Tacoma’s Old City Hall, Get Some Green Cards

Seattle is not the only Northwest city reaping the benefits of foreign investment. Tacoma, our neighbor to the south, is notably receiving foreign capital from Asia. Perhaps Tacoma’s Old City Hall is ripe for similar foreign...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

District Court Invalidates Wheat Ridge Anti-TIF Initiative

On September 8, 2017, a Jefferson County District Court ("Court") essentially struck down Ballot Question 300 (“BQ300”), approved by the Wheat Ridge ("the City") voters on November 3, 2015. The ballot question was an...more

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