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Residential development in California: new Density Bonus Law makes new affordable housing difficult to build

USA - January 7 2015 Governor Brown signed into law on September 27, 2014, AB2222, which amends the State's Density Bonus Law ("DBL"), Gov't Code §§ 65915, et seq. To…

Bowman v. California Coastal Commission: new California Court of Appeal decision holds that a collateral attack is no substitute for challenging a condition imposed upon the issuance of a quasi-judicial permit through a direct appeal

USA - March 24 2014 Sometimes in land use law, the most impactful court holdings come from the simplest of cases. That may be the situation with the new California Court…

Property Reserve, Inc. v. Superior Court: California property owners secure victory in new eminent domain opinion

USA - March 21 2014 In a victory for California property owners, the California Court of Appeal, on March 13, 2014, issued a new opinion holding that the State of…

New California Court of Appeal opinion holds that Supreme Court's seminal Nollan and Dolan opinions do not apply where a permit condition does not otherwise constitute a taking

USA - February 25 2014 The well-known "nexus" and "rough proportionality" tests from the United States Supreme Court's opinions in Nollan v. California Coastal Commission…

Foothill Communities Coalition v. County of Orange: new California Court of Appeal upholds use of "spot zoning" where a "substantial public need" exists

USA - February 25 2014 Spot zoning - the practice of singling out a parcel of property for either more or less restrictive zoning regulations - does not always constitute an…