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

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25

City Map Posters are in!

Available in 9 different cities.
$25.00

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $25.