One of the legacies of the Olympic Games held in Vancouver four years ago is a light-rail line that has become something of an international model in transit circles.
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A predecessor in interest of the respondent JCJC Holding Company, Inc. (“JCJC”), purchased real property in 1970 located within the “core preservation area” of the Long Island Central Pine Barrens and also located within a residentially zoned area of the Town of Southampton, New York. It constructed a 3,354-square-foot brick building on it, which it […]
It is part of the San Francisco Bay area’s long-term planning goal to develop innovative high-density, transit-oriented communities with housing close to jobs and transportation and to create dense urban centers in the locations where they are needed most.
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The ULI Foundation’s Annual Fund Campaign in 2013 concluded with a record-setting $1.5 million in donations—a 15 percent increase from the previous year, and a 77 percent increase from 2009, when Geoffrey Stack assumed chairmanship of the fundraising effort in the depths of the financial crisis.
This lively book describes a design war raging between the supporters of new urbanism and backers of landscape urbanism.
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International Outdoor, Inc., a billboard-advertising company applied for permission to erect eight billboards on various sites in the City of Southgate (“Southgate”), Michigan, that were adjacent to and visible from a highway. Southgate’s director of building inspections informed International Outdoor that its applications had been denied because the erection of billboards was prohibited by a […]
The City of Winona, Minnesota, adopted an ordinance “limiting the number of lots on a block that are eligible to obtain certification as a rental property.” The ordinance limited the number of properties eligible for rental certification to 30% of the lots on a block, with an exception for rental properties existing prior to the […]
Plaintiffs appealed from a judgment challenging the rezoning of property in the City of Oswego (City) to accommodate the construction of a hotel. The court began its analysis by first stating that a “strong presumption of validity” exists in zoning amendments. This presumption ensures that such amendments, as with the one in this case, will […]
This case arose out of the rezoning of a parcel of real property in the Town of Huntington from an R–40 district, which permits the construction of one single-family residence per acre, to an R–RM Retirement Community District. The petitioners acknowledged that the property, although zoned R–40, was operated for many years as a nonconforming […]
Plaintiff Gould purchased a dilapidated piece of property in Bristol Borough, which the Borough had previously commenced proceedings in order to condemn it as blighted. Soon after his purchase, the Borough initiated an eminent domain action in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas; Gould filed preliminary objections and prevailed. Since then, the Zoning Board […]
Plaintiff’s Willis and Annette Boice, purchased two adjacent lots in the village of Ottawa Hills. The Boices lived in a house on one of these lots for the next 30 years. This house was 57,000 square feet, and the vacant lot was 33,000 square feet, while the minimum size for a buildable lot in 1974 […]
With the major U.S. federal transportation law, 2012’s MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), expiring this October 1, activity is gearing up to decide what is next for the nation’s streets, highways, and transit systems. The biggest headache will be funding. Federal taxes on motor fuels are failing to generate enough revenue to maintain even current spending levels.
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