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  • Zoning: Sale Of Church Property Is A Secular Activity, Not A Religious One

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015

    Facts: By the 1970s, the congregation of the Methodist Church on Larkin Street in San Francisco was declining. By 2000, the congregation numbered only eight, and the building had fallen into disrepair. In 2003, the congregation stopped using the building at all and transferred it to the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the Methodist Church (Conference). By [...] Read More



  • Zoning: 'Possible' Traffic Hazard Is Not Sufficient To Deny Conditional Use Permit

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015

    Facts: Isanti County, Minnesota amended its zoning ordinance to allow "rural retail tourism businesses" to be conditional uses in areas zoned agricultural or residential. To operate a rural retail tourism business, property owners had to obtain a conditional use permit (CUP) from the county planning commission and "have a unique and demonstrable relationship with [...] Read More



  • Takings: 'Commandeering' Is A Type Of Taking, Subject To 3-Year Time Limit

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015

    Facts: Following Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana "commandeered" property belonging to Frank LaBruzzo by an executive order on February 10, 2006. The State used LaBruzzo's property to repair a levee and floodwall and to build a canal. LaBruzzo has not been able to access or use his property since the construction project began on February [...] Read More



  • Easements: Conservation Easement Was Unmarked On Plat But Enforceable Against Landowner

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015

    Facts: In 1998, Fairhill Partners (Fairhill) executed a Conservation Easement Agreement (Agreement) to create a forest conservation easement within a subdivision that Fairhill was developing in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Agreement was recorded in the County s land records, but neither the Agreement nor the conservation easement were marked on the plats for [...] Read More



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