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Vested rights claim for a ‘Big Box’ in Abingdon fails (access required)

A ruling by a Washington County circuit judge reinforces the high hurdle faced by property owners claiming “vested rights” for large commercial projects under Virginia law use law. Developers who hoped to build a 184,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter in Abingdon did not have vested rights for the project even though the town planning commission never expressly rejected ...