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A Parking Garage Today, But What About Tomorrow?
The article discusses the efforts some developers are making to build flexibility into today's parking space construction to allow repurposing of these assets in the future.
United States
10 Nov 2016
For Virginia Land Use, Local Governments Have To Follow The Rules
Starting July 1, 2016 Virginia local governments must, in reviewing a residential rezoning or concept plan amendment, determine whether a requested land use exaction addresses an impact that is "specifically attributable" to the proposed new residential development.
United States
25 Apr 2016
Is Wastewater Migration From Disposal Wells A Trespass Under Texas Law? The Texas Supreme Court Declines to Answer
A landowner sued the operator of a neighboring wastewater disposal facility on the theory that deep subsurface wastewater trespassed beneath the landowner’s property.
United States
12 Feb 2015
Unamicable Split: Inherited Real Property And The Texas Forced Sale Statute
When multiple people inherit an interest in real property, each is responsible for their share of the ad valorem taxes of the property.
United States
28 Jan 2015
PA Supreme Court Attempts To "Take" Eminent Domain Apart: Ruling Restricts Water Authorities Power To Condemn But Avoids Broader Constitutional Law Questions
In September, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously decided in Reading Area Water Authority v. Schuylkill River Greenway, that a "water authority" may not condemn a utility easement over privately-owned land for the sole purpose of providing a private developer sewage and drainage facilities for a proposed residential housing development.
United States
21 Oct 2014
What Is "Inclusionary Eminent Domain" (Part 1): Rethinking How To Construct Affordable Housing In Economic Development Projects
This first part of a two-part blog series explores a new concept, "inclusionary eminent domain", that has emerged in real estate development.
United States
7 May 2014
PA Supreme Court Act 13 Decision Disappoints The Oil And Gas Industry
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s December 2013 decision regarding the constitutionality of the 2012 law amending Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Act came as a disappointment to the oil and gas industry.
United States
19 Feb 2014
Brownfield Owners And Developers Take Note: EPA Issues New Guidelines Emphasizing and Strengthening Institutional Controls
Brownfield developers and owners of contaminated property contemplating a cleanup should take note of two important guidelines issued by the U.S. EPA.
United States
19 Jul 2013
A Tale Of Two Counties – Chapter 3: An Update Regarding The Countywide Reassessments In Allegheny And Washington Counties, Pennsylvania
On September 15, 2011, Judge R. Stanton Wettick entered a new Order in the ongoing countywide reassessment being conducted by Allegheny County pursuant to the Court's previous Order entered on December 10, 2009.
United States
27 Sep 2011
A Tale Of Two Counties – Chapter 2
Allegheny County and Washington County are both under court orders to complete countywide reassessments. Because of an unexpected Independence Day gift from the Pennsylvania state legislature, however, Washington County is no longer required to reassess.
United States
13 Jul 2011
A Road To Nowhere? Future Of The Private Road Act Still In Limbo Following Commonwealth Court Decision
The Private Road Act, found at 53 P.S. §§ 2731-2891, permits the owner of a landlocked parcel of real estate to petition the local Court of Common Pleas for the appointment of a board of viewers to determine whether that parcel is indeed landlocked and, if so, establish a right-of-way through the private land of neighboring landowners which inflicts the least burden on those landowners.
United States
9 Jun 2011
Court Strikes Down City Of Chicago Landmarks Ordinance
An Illinois appellate court recently struck down the Chicago Landmarks Ordinance as being unconstitutionally vague, in violation of due process rights under the Illinois Constitution.
United States
10 Mar 2009
Failure To Describe Easements Does Not Create Executory Contract
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that unperformed obligations to more particularly describe easements in property conveyed by the debtor prepetition did not constitute "duties" remaining to be performed under a contract.
United States
23 Aug 2006
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