Case Archives


Conditional Uses: Burns Holdings, LLC v. Teton County Board of Commissioners, 272 P.3d 412 (Idaho 2012)

Accessory Housing: Coalition Advocating Legal Housing Options v. City of Santa Monica, 105 Cal. Rptr.2d 802 (Cal. App. 2001)

Adult Uses: City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc., 2002 U.S. LEXIS 3424 (2002)

Affordable Housing:

Area Variance: One Meridian Partners, LLP v. Zoning Board of Adjustment of City of Philadelphia,
867 A.2d 706 (Pa. Commw. 2005) (.HTML | .DOC)

Big Box Retail: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., v. City of Turlock, 138 Cal. App. 4th 273 (2006)

Conflict of Interest: Lewis v. Benton County, 463 S.W.3rd 181 (Ark. 2014)

Cigarette Signage and Free Speech: Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Reilly, Supreme Court (June 28, 2001)

Compilation of RLUIPA Cases on Constitutionality (.HTML | .DOC)

Consent to Downzoning: Emmett McLoughlin Realty, Inc. v. Pima County: 2002 Ariz. App. Lexis 176

Del Monte Dunes

Denominator Rule: City of Coeur d'Alene v. Simpson, 136 P.3d 310 (Idaho 2006)

Development Agreements: Santa Margarita Area Residents Together v. San Luis Obispo County, 100 CaRptr.2d 740 (Cal. App. 2000)

Downzoning: In Re: Appeal of Realen Valley Forge Greenes Associates, 838 A.2d 718 (Pa. 2003) (.HTML | .DOC | .WPD)

Entitlements/Class of One: Patterson v. American Fork City, 67. P.3d 466 (Utah 2003)

Equal Protection: Village of Willowbrook v. Olech, U.S. Supreme Court, February 23, 2000

Exactions: Ehrlich v. City of Culver City   , 911 P.2d 429 (Cal.),   cert. denied,   117 S.Ct. 299 (1996)

Exactions: Hammer v. City of Eugene, 121 P.3d 693 (Or. Ct of App, 2005) (.HTML | .DOC)

Exactions: Home Builders Association v. City of Beavercreek, 729 N.E. 2d 349 (Ohio 2000)

Exactions: Krupp v. Breckenridge Sanitation District (Colorado 2001)

Exactions: Town of Flower Mound v. Stafford Estates, 2004 Tex. LEXIS 437 (2004)(.HTML | .DOC | .WPD)

Fair Housing Act - Group Homes: Larkin v. State of Michigan Department of Social Services , 89 F.3d 285 (6th Cir. 1996)

Housing Referendum: City of Cuyahoga Falls v. Buckeye Community Hope Foundation :  2003 U.S. Lexis 2492 (2003)

Group Homes: Harding v. City of Toledo, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36861

Growth Cap Initiative: Sustainable Growth Initiative Committee v. Jumpers, LLC, 128 P.3d 452 (Nev. 2006)

Growth Limits: Zuckerman v. Town of Hadley 2004 Mass. LEXIS 553 (.HTML | .DOC | .PDF)

Growth Management: Petition of Dollington Land Group and Toll Bros., Inc., 2003 Pa. Lexis 2602 (.HTML | .DOC | .WPD)

House Size Maximums: Board of County Commissioners of Teton County v. Crow,  P.3d 720 (Wyo. 2003)

Initiatives: Garvin v. Ninth Judicial District Court, 59 P.3d 1180 (Nev. 2002)

Inclusionary Zoning: Home Builders Association of Northern California v. City of Napa, 108 Cal. Rptr.2d 60 (Cal. App. 2001)

Investment-Backed Expectations: Good v. United States , 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 20826 (1999)

Investment-Backed Expectations: Kim v. City of New York , 681 N.E.2d 312 (N.Y. 1997)

Judicial Review of Zoning: Jaylin Investments v. Village of Moreland Hills: 839 N.E.2d 903 (Ohio 2006)

Landmark Preservation: District Intown Properties v. District of Columbia , 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 32701 (1999)

Large Lot Zoning : C&M Developers, Inc. v. Bedminster Township Zoning Hearing Board, 820 A.2d 143 (2002)

Large Lot Zoning and Takings: Pheasant Ridge Corp. v. Township of Warren, 777 A.2d 334 (N.J. 2001)

Licensing and Free Speech Procedures: Thomas v. Chicago Park District, 2002 U.S. Lexis 488 (U.S. Supreme Court)

Mt. Laurel Doctrine: Toll Brothers v. Township of West Windsor, 2002 N.J. LEXIS 1095 (2002)

Planned Unit Development:

Prohibitory Zoning: County Concrete Corp. v. Twp. of Roxbury, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 7903 (3rd Cir. 2006) (.HTML | .PDF)

Procedural Due Process Damages: Tri-County Industries, Inc. v. District of Columbia, 200 F.3d 836 (D.C. Cir. 2000), Writ of certiorari dismissed as improvidently granted, Jan. 17, 2001

Religious Use:

  • Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Yuba City v. County of Sutter 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 19297
  • Cottonwood Christian Center v. Cypress Redevelopment Agency, 218 F.Supp.2d 1203 (C.D. Cal. 2002)
  • A story in the Orange County Register on Feb. 25, 2003, reports that the above case was settled. The city bought the Cottonwood site for $19 million, and Cottonwood will buy 28 acres at a nearby golf course for $17 million.

  • Petra Presbyterian Church v. Village of Northbrook, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 876
  • Ripeness: Santini v. Connecticut Hazardous Waste Management Services, 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 17980 (2nd Cir. 2003) (.WPD | .DOC | .HTML)

    Ripeness:  Suitum v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency , 117 S.Ct. 1659 (1997)

    Sign Ordinances; Time Limits: Granite City Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. City of St. Petersburg 2003 U.S. App. Lexis 22039 (.DOC)

    Standing to Sue Under Fair Housing Acts: Asylum Hill Problem Solving Revitalization Association v. King , 890 A.2d 522 (2006)

  • Substantive Due Process: George Washington University v. District of Columbia, 2003 U.S. App. Lexis 1826

    Substantive Due Process: United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc. v. Township of Warrington: 2003 U.S. App. Lexis 515 (2003)

    Takings: Palazzolo v. State, Supreme Court (June 28, 2001)

    Takings: Sheffield Development Company v. City Of Glenn Heights  2004 Tex. LEXIS 195 (.DOC|.HTML|.WPD)

    Temporary Takings:  Eberle v. Dane County Board of Adjustment , 1999 Wisc. LEXIS 104 (1999)

    Variances:

    Wetlands Taking: Florida Rock Industries v. United States , 1999 U.S. Claims LEXIS 215 (1999)

    Whole Parcel Rule: Coastal Range Conifers, LLC v. State of Oregon, 2003 Ore. App. LEXIS 1317 (2003)  (.HTML | .WPD | .DOC)

     


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