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IA Court of Appeals Affirms Granting of Exception Allowing for Converted Church in Residential Area to be Used for Small Gathering Space

This post was authored by Tyler Doan, Esq.

The petitioner initially contested the grant of an exception to the local zoning ordinance to allow a converted church in a single-family residence area to be used as “small gathering space” for

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WA Court of Appeals Finds Policy in City’s Comprehensive Plan Regarding Commercial Uses in Industrial Areas Did Not Apply to Centers and Shelters

This post was authored by Matthew Loescher, Esq.

In 2018, the City of Puyallup adopted the Puyallup Municipal Ordinance (PMO) 3179, which established a new chapter of the Puyallup Municipal Code—chapter 20.72 (PMC 20.72). This new code chapter restricted the

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Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses First Amendment Challenges to Adult-Entertainment Ordinance

This post was authored by Matthew Loescher, Esq.

In 2003, the City of Augusta, Georgia enacted an adult-entertainment ordinance with the stated purpose of combating negative secondary effects associated with adult-oriented businesses. The owners and operators of two longstanding nude-dancing

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