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Superiority Of Remediation Liens: A Cure To The Virus Of Blight, Marilyn Uzdavines Jan 2016

Superiority Of Remediation Liens: A Cure To The Virus Of Blight, Marilyn Uzdavines

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Blight in a neighborhood is like a virus that spreads throughout the community. If left unchecked, that virus will destroy the community. In cities like Detroit, the spread of blight has ruined the economy and led to a dramatic plunge in population and the underfunding of city services. Blighted communities have transformed into vast swathes of abandoned properties that attract crime and create hazardous conditions to anyone who dares to remain in them. Although cities like Detroit have received exceptional media attention due to their overwhelming problems, blight continues to affect Detroit and communities in many states across the United …


Comments: The Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act And Mega-Churches: Demonstrating The Limits Of Religious Land Use Exemptions In Federal Legislation, Heather M. Welch Jan 2010

Comments: The Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act And Mega-Churches: Demonstrating The Limits Of Religious Land Use Exemptions In Federal Legislation, Heather M. Welch

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No abstract provided.


Development Agreements: The Intersection Of Real Estate Finance And Land Use Controls, Patricia Grace Hammes Jan 1993

Development Agreements: The Intersection Of Real Estate Finance And Land Use Controls, Patricia Grace Hammes

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No abstract provided.


Maryland's Growing Pains: The Need For State Regulation, Philip J. Tierney Jan 1987

Maryland's Growing Pains: The Need For State Regulation, Philip J. Tierney

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Over the past two decades, much of Maryland's landscape has been rapidly developed into residential uses. This rapid growth has been largely unanticipated and unplanned. This article reviews the current local regulatory process of land use and growth control and reveals the need for changes in the regulatory process with a case study of Montgomery County, Maryland. The author concludes that greater state involvement in the land use regulatory process is necessary in order to manage growth effectively.


The Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission Regulations: Process Of Enactment And Effect On Private Property Interests, Solomon Liss, Lee R. Epstein Jan 1986

The Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission Regulations: Process Of Enactment And Effect On Private Property Interests, Solomon Liss, Lee R. Epstein

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In 1984, the Maryland General Assembly enacted several bills to restore declining water quality and habitat values in the Chesapeake Bay, the most controversial of which was the Critical Areas Legislation. This article, co-authored by the Chairman of the Commission, discusses the creation of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas Commission and the development of its regulations. The article then examines the constitutional issue raised by the Criteria's requirement that certain land areas surrounding the Bay have a density of no more than one dwelling unit per twenty acres. The authors conclude that this highly debated density requirement constitutes neither a …


Book Reviews: Guide To Maryland Zoning Decisions; Handling The Land Use Case, Philip J. Tierney Jan 1985

Book Reviews: Guide To Maryland Zoning Decisions; Handling The Land Use Case, Philip J. Tierney

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