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|Time is Running Out|
Alexander Dobrev, Miranda F. Fitzgerald, Michael Ryan; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
December 15, 2011, previously published on December 14, 2011Just Over Ten Business Days Left to Preserve and Extend Development Orders, Permits and Other Entitlements
|Bureau of Land Management Announces NEPA Scoping Process to Incorporate Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Measures in 68 Resource Management Plans and 9 Land and Resource Management Plans|
Maryt Fredrickson, William G. Myers; Holland & Hart LLP;
December 13, 2011On December 9, 2011, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Supplemental EISs to evaluate sage-grouse conservation measures in 77 land use plans across the western states. See 76 Fed. Reg. 77,008 (Dec. 9, 2011). BLM is...
|Act Now to Secure Your HB 7207 Development Order and Permit Extensions|
Greenberg Traurig LLP;
December 9, 2011, previously published on December 7, 2011Earlier this year, we issued a comprehensive GT Alert on The Future of Growth Management in Florida, which reviewed the landmark Community Planning Act (CPA), including options for extending Development of Regional Impact (DRI) development order dates and expiration dates for various types of...
|Protection of Plans Filed in Land Use Matters|
Andrew M. Condlin; Williams Mullen;
December 8, 2011, previously published on December 5, 2011Who owns the plans that are filed with a local jurisdiction in a land use matter? Almost every zoning application (rezoning, use permit, or variance) and certainly any site plan or plan of development includes plans of some type showing building elevations, building locations, driveways,...
|2012 Maryland Property Tax Reassessments: Potential Implications for Commercial Real Estate|
Christopher M. Ruhlen; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered;
December 6, 2011, previously published on December 1, 2011As a result of continuing recessionary conditions, residential property assessments throughout Maryland have gravitated to below-market levels throughout the last three years. The same cannot be said for commercial properties, which generally have not been similarly lowered to reflect the soft real...
|Purple Line Approved for Preliminary Engineering|
Harry W. Lerch; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered;
December 6, 2011, previously published on December 1, 2011The Purple Line is a proposed $1.9 billion light rail project that would extend from Bethesda to New Carrollton by way of the Silver Spring Metro station, Langley Park and the University of Maryland campus. It is intended to ease east-west traffic in Montgomery and Prince Georges’ Counties.
|"Broad Brush" Or "Micro-Management"? Can Town Planning Board Impose Specific Restrictions On A Particular Building? The Court Of First Instance Says "Yes"|
Alan T. S. Yip; Mayer Brown JSM;
November 30, 2011, previously published on November 24, 2011On 21 November 2011, the Court of First Instance handed down a judgment in the case Turbo Top Limited v Town Planning Board HCAL 23/2011 and HCAL 52/2011), where it held that the Town Planning Board ("TPB"), in exercising its powers under the Town Planning Ordinance ("TPO") to...
|Act Fast for Extensions for Certain Development Approvals in Florida: Extension of Emergency Order|
Cecelia Bonifay; Akerman Senterfitt;
November 25, 2011, previously published on November 21, 2011Update: Due to the Governor's extension of the wildfire emergency declaration that was the subject of our October Practice Update, the 8 month extension available to development approvals has since been upgraded to an extension lasting 10 months and 21 days. The new deadline to file the required...
|The Localism Act 2011|
Nigel Hewitson; Norton Rose Canada LLP;
November 23, 2011, previously published on November 2011The Localism Bill received Royal Assent and became the Localism Act 2011 on 15th November 2011.
|Transform Baltimore May Affect Your Baltimore City Property|
William D. Shaughnessy, Danielle Stager Zoller; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
November 21, 2011, previously published on November 2011In a project called TransForm Baltimore, the City of Baltimore is currently in the process of re-writing its entire Zoning Code, which was last comprehensively updated in 1971. The City is also preparing new Zoning Maps. The City hopes to create an updated Zoning Code which is easier to...