Second Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Selective Enforcement and Equal Protection Claims in Treehouse Permitting Case

This post was authored by Amy Lavine, Esq.

in Lepper v. Scordinothe Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of selective enforcement and class-of-one equal protection claims involving a treehouse that was built without a permit.

The court

IA Court of Appeals Affirms Granting of Exception Allowing for Converted Church in Residential Area to be Used for Small Gathering Space

This post was authored by Tyler Doan, Esq.

The petitioner initially contested the grant of an exception to the local zoning ordinance to allow a converted church in a single-family residence area to be used as “small gathering space” for

Fed. Dist. Court in MO Finds Support for a Taking Claim but No Due Process Violation

This post was authored by Sebastian Perez, JD

Plaintiffs William Becker and Darcy Lynch (“Plaintiffs”), acting as co-trustees, filed a property rights lawsuit against the City of Hillsboro, Missouri (the “City”) for inverse condemnation, alleging that the city took private

PA Appeals Court Find Competing Hotel Owner Did Not Have Standing to Challenge Zoning Board Decision

This post was authored by Gabriella Mickel, JD Candidate 2024, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

In this case, a competing hotel owner, South Bethlehem Associates, LP, challenged the decision of the Zoning Hearing Board of Bethlehem

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms City’s Sign Code Survives Intermediate Scrutiny

This post was authored by Tyler Doan, Esq.

Plaintiffs filed applications with the City of Austin to digitize existing traditional billboards and to upgrade signs with less sophisticated digitization. The Defendant denied their application because the signs would advertise for

MI Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court’s Decision That Property Owners Lacked Standing to Challenge a Township’s Amendment to its Zoning Ordinance.

This post originally appeared on the Dalton Tomich blog and is reposted with permission from Dan Dalton, Esq, – https://daltontomich.com/the-importance-of-zoning-notice-requirements-under-michigan-law/

in Montrief v. Macon Township Board of Trustees, the plaintiffs-landowners filed suit against the Township alleging an amended zoning ordinance

NY Appellate Court Rules that Lawsuit Challenging “House of Worship Law” was Timely Filed and Sufficiently Alleged SEQRA Violations

This post was authored by Amy Lavine, Esq.

The NY Appellate Division, Second Department, issued a pair of SEQRA decisions in March, 2023 involving the Village of Chestnut Ridge’s 2019 “House of Worship Law,” which sought to allow additional gathering

PA Supreme Court Holds Municipalities Have No Duty to Review and Revise Zoning Ordinances or to Rezone for a Particular Use Where a Property Owner’s Use is

This post was authored by Matthew Loescher, Esq.

Charlestown Township, a municipality in Chester County, enacted a zoning ordinance that permits outdoor, off-premises advertising signs in a particular district. A statewide regulation concerning roadside billboards promulgated by the Pennsylvania Department