Virginia’s Stance on Third-Party Challenges to Local Land Use Decisions

  • May 6, 2009

Virginia’s Stance on Third-Party Challenges to Local Land Use Decisions By Philip Carter Strother Environmental Law Reporter The article presents a reprint of the article “Virginia’s Stance on Third-Party Challenges to Local Land Use Decisions” by Philip Carter Strother, which appeared in “Environmental Law Reporter”. It explains the laws related to common land use matters and neighboring landowners’ land use actions. It also discusses the court case Log...

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Land Use and Zoning Law: The Current Lay of the Land

  • May 6, 2009

Land Use and Zoning Law (2009 Annual Survey of Virginia Law) By: Philip C. Strother and Matthew R. Farley I. Introduction Responsible land use and zoning are an integral part of every locality’s role in government. Throughout the twentieth century, Virginia legislation made clear that zoning and other land use controls are well within the police power of local government. Each Virginia locality has a comprehensive plan: a blueprint that guides the course of development.[1] Development rights i...

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Redeveloping Brownfields in Virginia

  • May 6, 2009

Author, Brownfields of Dreams in the Old Dominion: Redeveloping Brownfields in Virginia, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review (Summer 2000)Excerpts From Brownfields of Dreams In virtually every city across the nation with older industrial zones, public officials are grappling with the challenges associates with abandoned or underutilized industrial and commercial properties – also know as brownfields. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines brownfields as ...

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Edward Hale, et al. v. Board of Zoning Appeals for the Town of Blacksburg, et al.

  • March 6, 2009

Edward Hale, et al. v. Board of Zoning Appeals for the Town of Blacksburg, et al. In these consolidated appeals, the principal issue we consider is whether the circuit court correctly applied Code § 15.2-2307 in finding that the owner/developers of a parcel of real property obtained a vested right to a particular use of the property under a rezoning ordinance subject to their proffers and, thus, are not subject to a subsequent amendment to the locality’s zoning ordinance that placed a limitat...

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Proposed Regulations Governing Special Education Programs

  • July 6, 2008

Proposed Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in VirginiaStrother Law Offices has submitted a public comment to the Proposed Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia. Through Monday, June 30, 2008, members of the public can comment to these proposed regulations at the following website: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/l/Comments.cfm?stageid=4353 Information about the regulatory revision process, as wel...

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