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Nossaman LLP

Property Owner’s Spot Zoning Challenge Unsuccessful, But Regulatory Taking Still Possible

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When a local government agency impermissibly “spot zones” a property, thereby depriving it of all economically beneficial uses, can the property owner seek to invalidate that zoning decision, or is the owner left with a claim...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Resolving zoning challenges between local governments

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Some of the most hotly contested disputes involving political subdivisions in Ohio are zoning disputes. Counties, townships, cities and villages in Ohio are empowered to adopt and enforce comprehensive zoning regulations....more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Special Permit Now Required for Hotels in M1 Districts; Office Restrictions Lifted in Garment Center

On Dec. 20, 2018, the City Council adopted a zoning text amendment to require a special permit for the development of a transient hotel (Use Group 5) in M1 districts. ...more

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP

2019 Zoning and Development Initiatives in Anne Arundel County and Howard County

This year will present opportunities for significant changes in the zoning and development landscapes in both Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. Each jurisdiction is ushering in regulatory changes which will impact planning,...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Town Considers New Zoning Regulations for Port Washington Waterfront

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Following the adoption of a moratorium on development along Port Washington’s waterfront, North Hempstead Town officials have proposed new zoning regulations designed to preserve public access and prevent excess building in...more

Robinson+Cole RLUIPA Defense

Rabbi Prohibited from Using Property as Short-Term Vacation Rental Under Savannah Ordinance

A court in Chatham County, Georgia has granted the City of Savannah’s (“City”) request for a preliminary injunction temporarily prohibiting Rabbi Arnold Belzer and his wife from operating a “short-term vacation rental” and/or...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Appellate Division Holds that Proposed Use For Split Zoned Parcel Requires Area, Not Use, Variance

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Split zoned parcels can be a headache for property owners and practitioners. In general, a split zoned parcel is a piece of land located in two or more zoning districts and divided by a zoning district boundary line. Often...more

Perkins Coie

Court Rejects Interpretation of Medical Marijuana Collective as a “Medical Office” under City’s Zoning Code

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The Sixth District Court of Appeal has held that a medical marijuana collective is not a “medical office” as defined in San Jose’s Municipal Code. J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC v. City of San Jose, 21 Cal. App. 5th 480...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Will The Town of Huntington Change Its Zoning Code To Limit Upstairs Apartments In Its Mixed Use Business District?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In April 2006, the Town of Huntington adopted a local law (Local Law 14-2006) that added § 198-27(A)(22) to its Zoning Code. That local law allows apartments on the top floors of some mixed-used buildings in its C6 General...more

Robinson+Cole RLUIPA Defense

Yee Haw! Cowboy Church’s Religious Rodeo Clears Some Hurdles

Texas’ appellate court recently issued a decision involving the interplay between religious freedom and governmental police power, a “cowboy church,” and NIMBYism (Not-In-My-Back-Yard). True to its name, Denton County Cowboy...more

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

San Francisco Finally Poised to Adopt Central SoMa Plan

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Following more than six years of planning and public outreach, the City initiated the formal approval process for the Central SoMa Plan (Plan) at the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on February 27 and March 1,...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Maine Land Use Planning Commission to Discuss Revisions to Its Adjacency Principle

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Staff of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC or Commission) will introduce for discussion at the February 14, 2018 Commission meeting proposed revisions to the Commission’s application of the adjacency principle,...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

Legislation Introduced to Amend the Framework Element of the Comprehensive Plan

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Since initiating the process to amend the District of Columbia Comprehensive Plan (“Plan”), the Office of Planning (“OP”) has received over 3000 comments from stakeholders. Legislation was recently put forth before the...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Portland Comprehensive Plan Effective Date Likely Delayed to May 2018

The effective date of the new Portland Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code has been delayed to at least May 24, 2018. These two related planning projects, begun a number of years ago, were subject to review and approval by the...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

In Approving Large, Multi-family Developments, Consistency with the Comprehensive Plan and SEQRA is Key

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In 2009, Scenic Development, LLC (“Scenic”) sought a zone change for the property formerly known as the “Patrick Farm” located in the Town of Ramapo to permit the development of multi-family housing. In three determinations...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

When Governmental Entities Collide – Local Zoning Codes May Be The Loser

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A recent decision by the Appellate Division decided that a village zoning code was inapplicable to a water district. As a result, the water district was able to proceed with replacement of one of its massive elevated water...more

Tonkon Torp LLP

Portland's Neighborhood Associations Going Strong After 40 Years

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Portland's neighborhood associations have generated news lately, from Montavilla's resolution resisting the City's efforts to clear homeless camps, to controversy over whether transient persons can vote in Overlook's...more

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed,...

Osceola County Passes Ordinance Imposing Six-Month Moratorium on Certain Development

On Monday, November 6, 2017, the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners approved, by a 3-2 vote, an ordinance for a 180-day moratorium on certain types of development that require Comprehensive Plan Amendments (CPAs)...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Court Supports Expansive View of What Constitutes Religious Use

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Courts have recently expanded what constitutes religious conduct. In particular, in Matter of Sullivan v. Board of Zoning Appeals of City of Albany, 144 A.D. 3d 1480 (3d Dep’t 2016), an appellate court ruled that the use of a...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

The Cure For The Last Mile? Retooling Shopping Malls as E-commerce Distribution Centers

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In addition to gigantic warehouses that e-commerce companies are constructing away from population centers where real estate is limited or too pricey, shopping malls and former shopping mall sites are well poised to be the...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Comfort Stations May Be Permitted Uses of Public Streets

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After Hurricane Sandy devastated Long Beach and its boardwalk in 2012, officials sought to reconstruct the city’s iconic esplanade. As part of the rebuild, the Long Beach City Council determined to award contracts for the...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Rezonings and Text Amendments in Pennsylvania: Procedural and Substantive Considerations

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Often a real estate developer will encounter a zoning ordinance that does not permit the developer’s desired use or physical structure on the property. In these circumstances, the developer may pursue a rezoning of the...more

Downey Brand LLP

Fourth Appellate District Upholds City of San Diego’s Rejection of Subdivision Project and Related MND

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CEQA decisions usually arise in the context of a challenge to a lead agency’s approval of a project and a related CEQA document. However, in a recent decision, Kutzke v. City of San Diego (2017) 11 Cal.App.5th 1034...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

Massachusetts Courts Issue Key Decisions Concerning Zoning and Anti-SLAPP Law

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Makes it Harder to Dismiss Lawsuits by Utilizing the “Anti-SLAPP” Statute - In Blanchard v. Steward Carney Hospital, SJC-12141 (May 23, 2017) (Slip Op.) the Massachusetts Supreme...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s A Floating Zone

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According to the American Planning Association, a “floating zone” is a zoning district that “delineates conditions” rather than the more traditional use classifications that are typically found on zoning maps. While a...more

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