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Virginia Supreme Court Rules Landowners Had Vested Right to Use Property in Violation of Locality’s Zoning Ordinance

by on September 21, 2017
Virginia Supreme Court Rules Landowners Had Vested Right to Use Property in Violation of Locality’s Zoning Ordinance

On August 31, 2017, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that landowners who were issued a Zoning Certificate of Compliance from the Richmond County Zoning Administrator had obtained a vested right to use a garage approved by that certificate, even though the approved structure violated the County’s Zoning Ordinance. Bd. of Supervisors of Richmond Cty. v. […]

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Litigators Andy Burcher and Matt Westover Win Zoning Challenge

by on November 15, 2016
Litigators Andy Burcher and Matt Westover Win Zoning Challenge

Representing Janow, LLC, the owners of La Bergerie, a fine dining French restaurant in historic Old Town Alexandria, the litigators successfully defended a suit brought by neighbors challenging the City Council’s approval of the restaurant’s proposed relocation. In July 2014, Janow and its principals, Margaret and Laurent Janowsky, proposed relocating La Bergerie from its current […]

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