Developer Sues Planners

Terrapin Run LLC proposed a 4,300 home development in Allegheny County. Local officials decided that the project was not in keeping with environmental or smart growth objectives for the area, and the developer answered with a lawsuit.

The lawsuit centers on the claim that the restrictions on development render the land unusable.

"The Terrapin Run development has been a lightning rod for debate over the state's Smart Growth policies since it was proposed in 2005. The Maryland Department of Planning joined environmentalists and residents opposed to the project in a court case challenging the county's approval of a special exception allowing the developer to proceed."

Full Story: Developer sues state agencies that blocked Allegany project

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