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Land Use Law Report, Volume 46, Number 12

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Undesirable Land Use: Chicago May Have Violated RLUIPA By Denying License To House Homeless

Monday, December 03, 2018
Facts: In 2005, the World Outreach Conference Center (World Outreach), a religious organization, bought an old YMCA in an impoverished area of Chicago. The YMCA had used its facility as both a gym and as temporary housing for otherwise homeless people. The building’s use for single-room occupancy (SRO) is no [...] Read More

Indianapolis Pastor May Have RLUIPA Claim Against City's Zoning Decisions

Monday, December 03, 2018
Toby Digrugilliers (Digrugilliers), pastor of the Baptist Church of the West Side, led a small congregation in a leased building located in a part of Indianapolis zoned “C-1.”The City of Indianapolis Zoning Code (Code) forbade religious uses in C-1 districts absent a zoning variance. The Code noted that C-1 districts were commercial districts [...] Read More

Discriminatory Treatment May Create Substantial Burden Under RLUIPA

Monday, December 03, 2018
In 2001, the Albanian Associated Fund and Imam Arun Polozani (Plaintiffs) purchased a property to expand their mosque. The property, located in the Township of Wayne (Township), possessed certain geographic qualities so as to be considered “environmentally sensitive” by the Township. By October 2001 Plaintiffs had closed on the property [...] Read More
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