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Facts: In 1995, Lynn and Duron Davis bought four acres in Bartow County, Georgia on Highway 411. The area was zoned for low-density residential or agricultural use, and they lived in a house on the property. Nine years later, the property across the highway from the Davises was rezoned for heavy industrial use. Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing
Facts: Three companies that mine peat moss in Minnesota sought a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to discharge materials onto wetlands located on their properties. These permits are known as Section 404 permits, and they authorize their holders to “discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters [of the United States]
Facts: Developer 901 Monroe Street, LLC (901 Monroe) wanted to develop a parcel of land in the District of Columbia that contains five detached residential houses and one two-story commercial building. 901 Monroe’s plan was to replace those structures with a six-story building containing eight commercial tenants on the ground floor and more than 200 residential
Facts: In North Carolina, the Department of Transportation (NCDOT) uses its power of eminent domain to purchase land for highway corridors. To help lower these costs, the state enacted the Roadway Corridor Official Map Act (Map Act) in 1987. The Map Act provides a procedure for identifying future highway corridors, preventing development of any land within those corridors and providing