Supreme Court: Building Moratorium Was Not A Taking

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that a temporary building moratorium was not an unconstitutional taking of property rights.
April 24, 2002, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A 32-month building moratorium imposed while the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) prepared a land use plan was not an unconstitutional taking of property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has held.The court explicitly rejected the argument from landowners that a government regulation that bars all economically viable uses of property for any period of time is a taking.

Thanks to Paul Shigley

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Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 in California Planning and Development Report
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