Developer Urges High Court To Review Fla. Land Ordinance
Law360, Miami (January 26, 2015, 6:25 PM EST) -- Property developer Hillcrest Property LLP has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Eleventh Circuit decision it says wrongly tossed its successful protest of a Florida county ordinance and could have far-reaching effects on parties' ability to challenge the constitutionality of ordinances or laws.
The dispute centers on Pasco County's Right-of-Way Preservation Ordinance, which mandated landowners convey a portion of property along a public highway in exchange for development permits, as part of a program for future highway expansion. Hillcrest Property LLC sued and won an interlocutory order granting a permanent injunction, though the company's as-applied claim is still pending...
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