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Esplanade Properties, Ltd. Liab. Corp. v. Seattle, City of

The court affirms a district court holding that a city's denial of a company's application to develop shoreline property did not violate the company's state or federal due process rights and did not result in a taking. The court first...

Adams Outdoor Adver. v. E. Lansing, City of

The court holds that a municipal regulation prohibiting billboards on rooftops did not effect a taking of an outdoor advertiser's interest in its rooftop signs. The regulation, enacted in 1975, prohibited rooftop billboards after 1987....

Leland v. Moran

The court grants in part and denies in part a New York Municipal village's motion to dismiss property owners' negligence and Fourteenth Amendment due process claims against the village for failure to address an unlicensed solid waste...

Green Ridge, City of v. Kreisel

The court holds that a trial court incorrectly concluded that a city ordinance regulating junkyards was a zoning ordinance subject to notice-and-hearing requirements. A junkyard owner who had been cited for several violations of the...

Schwartz v. Huntington Zoning Bd. of Appeals, Town of

The court grants a construction company's motion to intervene in an annulment action brought by a group of residents against a local zoning board that issued the company a special use permit to construct a congregate care facility. The...

Bremerton, City of v. Sesko

The court holds that property owners operated two illegal junkyards in violation of a city's zoning laws and that such operation constituted a nuisance. The city planning commission determined that the properties were nuisances, and the...

Native Village of Eklutna v. Board of Adjustment for the Municipality of Anchorage

The court holds that a state zoning board failed to properly consider the historical significance of an area before granting a granite mining operation a conditional use permit, and, therefore, the permit is vacated. A Native American...

Plotkin v. Washington County

The court holds that a state land use board erred when it failed to affirm a county's preliminary approval of a residential subdivision in an area containing wetlands and designated as a wildlife habitat. The board rejected the county's...

Soaring Vista Properties, Inc. v. Board of County Comm'rs of Queen Anne's County

The court holds that a state law preempted a county ordinance that placed a six-month moratorium on the construction of all sludge storage facilities, and, consequently, a wastewater firm could build a sludge storage facility in the...

Bonnie Briar Syndicate, Inc. v. Mamaroneck, Town of

The court holds that a town's decision to rezone a landowner's property from residential to solely recreational use did not constitute a regulatory taking under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The court...