Infrastructure fees are a common battleground between landowners/developers and local governments. The Supreme Court decided a case this week that counts as a “win” for the local governments, reversing a Court of Appeals decision. That is, the Supreme Court determined that the unambiguous language of a State law […]
Applicants need take care when entitling their property on a contingency involving neighboring property outside the entitlement process.
In Hancock v. City of Monroe, an unpublished opinion decided on November 19, 2019, the Court of Appeals considered whether a commercial tenant’s right to appeal a zoning notice of violation – an “NOV” – had run, where the landlord, alone, received the notice of violation. Petitioners (the […]
An interesting “development” – so to speak – took place recently as to a quasi-judicial board’s obligations with regard to special and conditional use permits. The case is PHG Asheville, LLC v. City of Asheville, No. COA18-251 (November 6, 2018). A developer proposed to build an eight-story, 178,412 […]
Today, we look at the North Carolina Court of Appeals’ recent analysis in Nationstar Mortgage, LLC v. Curry, et al., COA18-351 (November 6, 2018) regarding whether a secured lender is actually a party to a proceeding. A landowner obtained a loan, secured by the property, from Sidus Financial, […]