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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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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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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Strother Scores Victory in Virginia Supreme Court

  • May 6, 2015

For Philip Carter Strother (Fellows Class, 1997) in Richmond, Va., getting a law degree was a critical component in his plans for the future. “I wanted to have the tools, the education, and the training to make a difference,” he explained. And what a difference he’s made already. Strother, 36, who grew up absorbing the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, recently scored a major land use victory before the Virginia Supreme Court. Representing a small group of homeowners — many...

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The Grapes of Wrath: Encouraging Fruitful Collaborations Between Local Governments and Farm Wineries in the Commonwealth

  • July 16, 2015

The Grapes of Wrath: Encouraging Fruitful Collaborations Between Local Governments and Farm Wineries in the Commonwealth By Philip Carter Strother and Andrew E. Tarne “It must be a bad heart, indeed, that is not rendered more cheerful and more generous by a few glasses of wine.” The United States has a complicated history with wine, beer, and spirits. Indeed, the prohibition of alcohol is the only regulation directed personally at individuals that has ever made it into the Constitution, albe...

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