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Landowner in takings case wants judge to take another look

The Roanoke landowner whose property was condemned, presumably for expansion of a privately-owned medical complex, is asking a judge to reconsider a key ruling in the case. After Roanoke Circuit Judge William Broadhurst ruled against the owner last month, word ...

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Clinic disavows interest in condemned land

A Roanoke-based healthcare business says, contrary to assumptions, it really doesn’t want a piece of land the city condemned as part of an effort to boost a bio-medical complex.  The lack of interest comes as news to the owners’ lawyer, ...

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Judge allows using state money for rail project

A circuit judge has turned aside Montgomery County’s objections to state funding for a Norfolk Southern Corp. intermodal rail facility in the county. Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin Hughes ruled Nov. 18 that the state constitution does not bar public support ...

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Battlefield preservationists lack standing, county says

The Orange County Board of Supervisors says the lawsuit seeking to block construction of a Walmart in a historic battlefield area is no more than a policy disagreement and should be dismissed. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 25, claims that supervisors ...

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Battlefield preservationists lack standing, county says

The Orange County Board of Supervisors says the lawsuit seeking to block construction of a Walmart in a historic battlefield area is no more than a policy disagreement and should be dismissed. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 25, claims that supervisors ...

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Another loss for a ‘big box’ developer

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 may have approved by default a final site plan, under a ruling last week by ...

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Zoning board went too far, judge rules

Add Front Royal to the list of Virginia localities where the Board of Zoning Appeals was accused of being too generous. Warren County Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp this week nullified a variance that would have allowed a tall addition ...

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Zoning board went too far, judge rules

Add Front Royal to the list of Virginia localities where the Board of Zoning Appeals was accused of being too generous. Warren County Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp this week nullified a variance that would have allowed a tall addition ...

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