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  • Zoning: Notice Of Public Zoning Hearing Is 'Worthless' If Public Is Denied


    Thursday, March 05, 2015

    Facts: Labadie Environmental Organization and several individuals (collectively, LEO) challenged the legality of zoning amendments that allowed a power company to build a coal-ash landfill in Franklin County, Missouri. The County Commission of Franklin County (County Commission) proposed an amendment to its zoning ordinance to [...] Read More

     

     

  • Environmental: Second Wind Farm Won't Further Degrade Wilderness Area's Character


    Thursday, March 05, 2015

    Facts: Deerfield Wind, LLC (Deerfield Wind) planned to build a wind farm in the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont, near the George D. Aiken Wilderness (Aiken Wilderness). Deerfield Wind sought a special use permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service). The Forest Service completed a draft environmental [...] Read More

     

     

  • Takings: Reserving Interest In Proceeds From Future Condemnation Doesn't Support Takings Claim


    Thursday, March 05, 2015

    Facts: In 2003, the City of North Las Vegas declared that it would condemn land owned by Buzz Stew, LLC (Buzz Stew) to build a flood waters drainage system. However, the City didn’t condemn the land. Nor did the City retract its public announcement that it planned to condemn the property. The next year, Buzz Stew sold the land to a third [...] Read More

     

     

  • Historic Preservation: Homeowner Can Have Historic Designation Removed If Predecessor Didn't Consent


    Thursday, March 05, 2015

    Facts: In 1990, the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon placed a historic designation on property now owned by Marjorie Hanson. The owner at the time asked the City to remove the designation. The City denied the request, and the designation stayed. About five years later, Oregon enacted ORS 197.772, a statute that requires a local government to "allow a property owner to remove &hellip [...] Read More

     

     

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