Quantcast
Home (page 4)

Tag Archives: Land Use & Zoning

Maryland locality attempts to block Christian school – $3,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs purchased land in Anne Arundel County, Md., in 2002 with the purpose of building a permanent home for its previously existing Christian school: Arundel Bay Christian Academy (owned and operated by Riverdale Baptist Church). They were not allowed to ...

Read More »

Failure to achieve liftoff (access required)

Augusta, we have a problem. A group of budding rocket scientists has been grounded after losing a land use battle with neighbors and local government officials over a launch site in Augusta County. Last month a court-appointed commissioner turned thumbs ...

Read More »

Zoning – Zoning Violation – Scooter Sales & Repair (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court upholds the Board of Zoning Appeals’ determination that appellant violated Norfolk Zoning Code § 6-1.2, which bars the sale and repair of automobiles in a C-1 limited commercial zone, by selling mopeds from his property. Norfolk ...

Read More »

Zoning – Bed & Breakfast – Injunction – No Appeal (access required)

A county zoning administrator may request an injunction against a couple cited for operating a bed-and-breakfast in violation of county zoning ordinances; a Fairfax Circuit Court says although the couple thought they had resolved the issue through discussions with the ...

Read More »

Zoning – Consolidation Application – ‘Administrative Officer’ (access required)

A zoning administrator’s interpretation of an applicable zoning ordinance was binding, pursuant to Va. Code § 15.2-2311(c), on a planning commission’s decision whether to approve a consolidation application, the Virginia Supreme Court says, and the court affirms the circuit court ...

Read More »

Roanoke condemnation case resolved

A couple fighting city hall in Roanoke over the condemnation of their property has decided to end the battle and accept a $2.2 million valuation of their property set by a jury in March. The Roanoke Times reports Jay and ...

Read More »

Judge upholds zero-damage award in airport noise case

Over protests from homeowners, Chesapeake Circuit Judge Randall D. Smith has validated a jury’s determination that the owners were not entitled to any damages as a result of airport noise. A jury found no evidence of damage to the value ...

Read More »

High court takes up rail terminal case

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear Montgomery County’s appeal of a circuit court decision allowing public funding for a Norfolk Southern rail yard project. County supervisors are fighting the proposed freight yard near Elliston by attacking the ...

Read More »

Zoning – Special Use Permit – Wal-Mart Store – National Trust Standing (access required)

Although plaintiff National Trust for Historic Preservation is appropriately concerned about the potential impact of a Wal-Mart store on the Wilderness Battlefield property, under Virginia Supreme Court precedent, the Trust’s general concern does not give it standing to challenge defendant ...

Read More »