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Land Use Law Report 2017 Volume 45 Number 7

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Zoning - County Properly Used 'Surrogate Questions' To Interpret Ordinance

Friday, July 07, 2017

Facts: Larry Kaplowitz and Karin Marcus wanted to convert part of a horse barn into a "sanctuary" containing a yoga/dance/music studio, guest room, recording study, and bathrooms. The owners planned to use the sanctuary themselves each day and to share it with small groups of friends on the weekends. They also planned to use the sanctuary [...]

Zoning --- Use Permits - In Maryland City, Developers Must Obtain Both City & County Permits

Friday, July 07, 2017

Facts: In 2002, the City of College Park, Maryland and the Prince George’s County Council entered into an agreement under which the city would enforce the county zoning ordinance. In Maryland, a municipal corporation within a county (that is, a city) generally lacks independent zoning authority. However, a municipal corporation has " [...]

Historic Preservation - Challenge To Historic Barn Reduction Showed No Real Harm

Friday, July 07, 2017

Facts: Steven and Caroline Young wanted to build an addition on their home in Groton, Connecticut. To make enough room for the addition, the Youngs would first need to remove part of a historic barn on their property. Their neighbors, Robert and Mary Pat Mayer, opposed the proposed addition because it would block [...]

Zoning --- Use Permits - Expansion Limit Applies To Individual, Not Aggregate, Nonconforming Structures

Friday, July 07, 2017

Facts: Nebo Lodge, Inc. and Nebo Real Estate, LLC (together, Nebo Lodge) own and operate an inn and restaurant in the Town of North Haven, Maine. The property contains two properties: the bungalow and the lodge, the latter of which houses the inn and restaurant. Nebo Lodge renovated and expanded the lodge in 2009 and 2010. Nebo [...]

Funding - Wield The Power Of A Great Grant Application For A Local Govt. Grantsman

Friday, July 07, 2017

This is not a "grant writing" presentation. This webinar, presented on July 25 at 1:00pm ET, will offer you a systems approach to establishing a grant generating machine for your local government. After listening in, you’ll be able to establish a grant acquisition program that has a long-range view focused on getting a large volume of grants---and [...]

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