For the past several years, the American Bar Associations State and Local Law section publishes a book covering current events in land use and zoning matters. And each year, I contribute to the publication writing an update on Religious Land Use. 2011 was no exception. […]Read More
A year ago today, a jury in the United States District Court in Detroit, Michigan rendered the largest verdict in a First Amendment retaliation, Due Process case in Michigan. Since that time, the Township recalled the elected offiical at the heart of the case, two […]Read More
When looking for expert advice on land use and zoning, the Detroit Free Press turned to Dalton & Tomich for its opinion on urban farming in Detroit, Michigan. Commercial_farming_to_start_in_Detroit_with_1,000_trees___Detroit_Free_Press.pdfRead More
In Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, “Local Authority Not on Solid Ground” author Carol Lundberg highlights Valley View Quarry’s judicial takings case.Michigan_Lawyers_Weekly_by_Carol_Lundberg_July_22,_2011.pdfRead More
One recent trend in religious land use issues that we have found is when a community effectively excludes a religious use through zoning. The typical scenario occurs when a community permits zoning in a district knowing that there is no land available to build a […]Read More
Salvation Temple Church, is a Christian Church that entered into a purchase agreement for the purchase of property known as 25000 N. Chrysler Dr., Hazel Park, Michigan. The property, vacant since 2002 and last used as a banquet facility,Read More
In the very near future, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Sossamon v. Texas, (Docket No. 08-1438, cert. granted 5/24/2010)Read More
In Arnold v. Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Bd. Of Adjustment, No. 2008-CA-001850-MR, 2010 WL 668664 (Ky. App. Feb. 26, 2010), plaintiffs appealed the Circuit Court’s opinion and order affirming the determination of the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Board of Adjustment granting a conditional land use permit to the Versailles […]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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