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|Spotlight on Land Access Changes in Queensland|
David Skerrett; Norton Rose Canada LLP;
January 17, 2013, previously published on January 2013On 14 December 2012 the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines released a statement regarding the overhaul of land access laws in Queensland. The release highlighted the Government’s Six Point Action Plan “to strengthen the relationship between two of Queensland’s most...
|Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update|
Matthew Ranelli; Shipman & Goodwin LLP;
January 17, 2013, previously published on January 11, 2013The 2013 legislative session began January 9, 2013. This is a "long session" - it will adjourn on June 5, 2013. This is the first edition of Shipman & Goodwin's 2013 Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Group Legislative Update; it provides a list of committee chairs and important...
|How Can a Beach Audit Ensure That Your Town Has a Beach?|
Todd S. Roessler; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
January 16, 2013, previously published on January 15, 2013Following Hurricane Sandy, coastal communities were reminded of the fragile nature of the coast. Sea level is rising - there is no question about that - whether or not it is accelerating may still be open to debate. However, the intensity and frequency of storms appears to be increasing. While many...
|Harford County, Maryland, Proposing a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program|
Michael E. Leaf, Michael E. Leaf; Pessin Katz Law, P.A.;
January 4, 2013, previously published on January 2, 2013Harford County, Maryland is proposing a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program which would require that a land owner who wishes to develop at a residential density or commercial/industrial square footage higher than the base density to purchase development rights from the owner or owners of...
|Wind Turbines, Solar Panels, and Rooftop Greenhouses...Zoning Resolution Changes Approved in New York City’s Zone Green Amendments|
Chad M. Bernstein, Michael A. Scheffler; Blank Rome LLP;
December 26, 2012, previously published on December 2012New York City and its residents spend an estimated $15 billion each year to heat, cool and power their buildings, with about three-quarters of this cost attributable to commercial properties. Furthermore, buildings account for about 80% of New York City's carbon emissions. Recognizing the need to...
|Damages Upheld Against City Where Property Owner Relied On Improper Building Permit|
Nichole Jongsma Derks; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
December 15, 2012, previously published on December 2012If municipal officials are trying to determine how to address an improperly issued building permit, they should take notice of a recent case of the Michigan Court of Appeals, Kalkman v City of the Village of Douglas and Kowal. In Kalkman, the Court found in favor of a property owner who relied on a...
|Winery Which Has Plans for Pricy Premium Wine, But Has Not yet Turned a Profit, Has No Compensable “Goodwill” When Land and Vines Are Taken in Eminent Domain Action|
William T. Chisum, Jon E. Goetz, Jeffrey L. Massey; Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard A Law Corporation;
December 7, 2012, previously published on December 6, 2012A winery which planned to increase sales revenues by developing a flagship estate cabernet wine using grapes grown on its own vineyard land, but has never been profitable in the past, does not have a claim for compensation for lost goodwill when the State acquires a portion of the vineyard land for...
|"Sign of the Times" in Baltimore County|
Timothy M. Kotroco; Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.;
December 7, 2012, previously published on December 3, 2012I was fortunate to spend the first half of my professional career working in Baltimore County Government, and for many of those years I was the Director of Permits and Development Management, overseeing the entire development process in Baltimore County. In that capacity I regulated many things,...
|Zoning Director Approval Triggers Section 65009 Statute of Limitations|
James Rusk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
December 3, 2012, previously published on November 29, 2012A letter of approval finding a project consistent with a City’s Master Development Plan triggers the running of the 90-day statute of limitations under Government Code subsection 65009(c)(1)(E), the Third District Court of Appeal has held. Stockton Citizens for Sensible Planning v. City of...
|Zoning and Building Restrictions|
James L. Breaux; Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation;
November 30, 2012, previously published on November 28, 2012Most landowners and developers are familiar with zoning and building restrictions. What may be less apparent is how these forms of public and private regulation interact and complement one another as effective tools in the development of real estate.