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Md. court: Homeowners’ group lacks standing to challenge zoning

Umbrella organizations of homeowners’ associations generally lack standing to challenge zoning decisions because they lack individual resident members who would be harmed by the rezoning, Maryland’s second-highest court said last week in rejecting a group’s bid to oppose redevelopment in ...

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4th Circuit rejects bid to turn Rockville zoning spat into constitutional claim

Saying a zoning dispute does not create a constitutional crisis, a federal appeals court ruled Friday the Rockville City Council did not violate a self-storage company’s due-process and equal-protection rights by enacting an ordinance barring the construction of a facility ...

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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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Montgomery Co. church alleges county regulations targeted, prevented new construction

A Silver Spring church has filed suit against Montgomery County, alleging the government has imposed targeted land-use regulations to prevent at least two congregations from purchasing land for new facilities. Canaan Christian Church has unsuccessfully tried to relocate to the ...

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