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Wisconsin Appellate Court finds Local Billboard Regulation does not Preempt County from Regulating Billboards
The Adams Outdoor Advertising company sought to construct a billboard in the Town of Madison. Adams obtained permits from the Town and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, but did not from the County of Dane. Adams brought this action, seeking declaratory judgment ascertaining whether or...
Indiana Appellate Court Finds Restrictive Covenant in Planned Unit Development does not Amount to a Zoning Ordinance
Heide and Wilkerson own residences in the Benjamin Crossing planned unit development and sought to operate child care homes in their respective residences. The applicable restrictive covenants and local law did not permit such a use in their residences, and thus the landowners filed a complaint...
Arizona Appellate Court Finds Lower Court Lacked Jurisdiction to Hear Appeal on Nonconforming Status of Mobile Homes For Failure to Follow State Administrative Procedure
In 1998, new zoning regulations became effective implementing minimum space requirements for mobile home lots; however, these regulations were not immediately enforced. From 2003-2010, Stagecoach sought and received permits for thirty-four mobile homes that did not meet the space requirements. In...
The plaintiff, Bench Billboard Company (“BBC”), has a business running advertising benches throughout Kentucky. The defendant city of Covington enacted an ordinance prohibiting advertising benches on the public right of way. BBC failed to remove their benches to comply with the ordinance and,...
The plaintiffs purchased five lots in the Beverly Hills subdivision of San Antonio, Texas, with the intent to develop high-end homes. After the housing crises, the plaintiffs reevaluated their plans, and as a result sought a rezone of their lots. The plaintiffs’ application was denied. ...