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Land Use Law Report 2017 Volume 45 Number 7

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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 " [...] Read More

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 [...] Read More

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 [...] Read More
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