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Tag Archives: land use

Developer loses constitutional challenge to MoCo zoning change

Montgomery County did not violate a developer’s constitutional rights by adopting a water system amendment to a master zoning plan, changes that devalued the planned development, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In its reported 3-0 decision, the 4th ...

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Md. high court: Counties need not consider cultural aversion to a land use

Cultural aversion provides no independent basis for a county planning board to reject a proposed use for land — unless stated otherwise in the local zoning regulations — Maryland’s top court has held in upholding the construction of a Clarksville ...

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Eye Opener: Business group releases legislative report card

After a short break for the Fourth of July and more hot dogs than I care to remember, Eye Opener is back with news about how record casino revenues weren’t indicative of performance at Maryland’s first slots parlor in Perryville ...

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Opinions – 9/19/11: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Administrative Law Land use BOTTOM LINE: Defendant adequately articulated its finding that a preliminary subdivision plan was consistent with the land use provisions in Prince George’s County’s General Plan and Master Plan and there was substantial evidence in the administrative ...

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Md. planning department releases new sprawl statistics

Gov. Martin O’Malley will renew his call for a statewide growth plan Friday at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference in Ocean City. Plan Maryland, as the administration calls it, would steer population growth into already developed areas ...

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