While all of us are still firmly entrenched within the early stages of the global response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, I’m already thinking about “what’s next”. The land use world must roll on, after all, but it must do so differently and appropriately. To that end, these […]
Applicants need take care when entitling their property on a contingency involving neighboring property outside the entitlement process.
On July 7, 2015, we posted “Searching for the Heart of the Doctrine of Vested Rights.”(See here) In that post, we compared a Court of Appeals’ decision in a public school teachers’ vested rights case with a decision of the North Carolina Supreme Court in a land use […]
Two recent decisions discuss the doctrine of vested rights in entirely different contexts. What might we learn from these cases about the doctrine of vested rights? A divided Court of Appeals held in N.C. Assoc. of Educators v. State of North Carolina, ___ N.C. App. ___, (June 2, […]
In land use planning, the vested right is one of the developer’s most effective tools. How effective? Well, it freezes your rights. You get certainty. You get predictability. And, essentially, it can only be undone at your own will. Pretty good, right? The North Carolina Court of Appeals […]