A recent case from Macomb County demonstrates the harsh consequences that may result for individuals who fail to comply with private neighborhood deed restrictions. The dispute surrounds a 9,000 square foot, $900,000 Washington Township home built approximately ten years ago by Simon and Saca Palushaj. […]Read More
In an opinion announced Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court found that a landowner had a valid takings claim based upon the government’s refusal to grant a land use permit unless the applicant made a disproportionate cash payment to the permitting agency. In Koontz v. St. […]Read More
It is about to get a little harder to find a collection bin where you can make a donation to those in need. Across Michigan and in a number of other states local governments are putting increased restrictions on the placement of donation collection bins […]Read More
A recent decision in Muslim Community Association v. Pittsfield, Township, Case No. 12-10893 (May 22, 2013) (US DC ED SD Mich) (Duggan, J.) addresses the interesting issue of absolute legislative and qualified immunity of elected officials in the context of religious land use case. By […]Read More
Interested in learing more about religious land use and zoning? Dan Dalton will be presenting a webinar for the Federal Bar Association on the topic. Click here to register and learn more: https://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/v?e=2E2CE9&c=39A70&l=2093167&email=JuzqispEhFg0xCa5R4MLiXeq%2BwoAh5FONyIeD9VsXLU%3D&relid=C6EC15ARead More
In the past five days, I have been in Nashville, Tennessee and Scottsdale, Arizona speaking to attorneys about land use and zoning litigation. In general, most attorneys who practice in this area of the law have seen a modest upswing in development from both a […]Read More
The final chapter has been written and the story has ended with the City of San Diego finalizing the settlement between itself and the Academy of Our Lady of Peace this past week. Several news organizations have taken an indepth review of the case and […]Read More
So what does the Zoning Board of Appeals do? Having been appointed to the City of Plymouth Zoning Board of Appeals, I was asked the question and had to think a moment about the answer. A Zoning Board of Appeals hears appeals, evaluates requests for […]Read More
An interesting – and somewhat controversial – land use issue that is currently being addressed by many Michigan officials is a technique known as “fracking.” Fracking, a slang term for hydraulic fracturing, is a method of extracting oil and natural gas from beneath the earth’s […]Read More
As reported in today's San Diego Tribune and San Diego Reader the City of San Diego has dropped its opposition to the modernization plan of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. The settlement combines cash payment, permits and relocation of homes The Academy of […]Read More
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In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
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