Like A Phoenix Rising, A Recorded 1869 Subdivision Map Forms A Partial Foundation To Support The Creation Of Separate Legal Parcels In Later Transactions
Continue Reading Like A Phoenix Rising, A Recorded 1869 Subdivision Map Forms A Partial Foundation To Support The Creation Of Separate Legal Parcels In Later Transactions (Updated November 2023)

The First Appellant District Held City of Oakland’s Waterfront Ballpark District Project EIR Was Adequate Except For The Wind Mitigation Measure  
Continue Reading The First Appellate District Held City of Oakland’s Waterfront Ballpark District Project EIR Was Adequate Except For The Wind Mitigation Measure  

NAVIGATING RECENT LEGISLATION ON SECOND UNITS, LOT SPLITS AND ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS IN ADDRESSING CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING CRISIS
Continue Reading NAVIGATING RECENT LEGISLATION ON SECOND UNITS, LOT SPLITS AND ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS IN ADDRESSING CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING CRISIS

The Second Appellate District Backs City Infill Exemption For Senior-Living Facility in Urban Los Angeles
Continue Reading The Second Appellate District Backs City Infill Exemption For Senior-Living Facility in Urban Los Angeles

https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/D080907.PDF

In Committee to Relocate Marilyn v. City of Palm Springs (2023) 88 Cal.App.5th 607, the Fourth Appellate District addressed Palm Springs’ decision to interpret Vehicle Code section 21101 to allow the temporarily closure of City streets for short-term events including holiday parties, neighborhood street fairs, and block parties. The court also addressed the statute

In Make UC A Good Neighbor v. Regents of University of California (2023) 88 Cal.App.5th 656, the First Appellate District grappled with a university EIR that served two purposes:  a long range development plan (“LRDP”) and a specific campus housing project.  The LRDP serves as a master plan document for higher education facilities in

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2022 4th Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.

Over 40-years old, CEQA requires lead agencies to prepare environmental documents prior to granting discretionary approvals.  CEQA documents are subject to numerous court decisions applying case law and the CEQA Guidelines.  (Pub. Res.

Reserve your seat for our annual in-person and virtual conferences taking place in early 2023.

In February of 2023, Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 22nd annual in-person, as well as virtual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture

The Court of Appeal issues a significant published opinion in favor of a local government in a lawsuit that challenged legislatively imposed and under the development impact fees under the federal regulatory takings criteria in Nollan/Dolan, requirements of the state’s Mitigation Fee Act.
Continue Reading California Court of Appeal Issues Wide-Ranging Takings Decision on The Constitutionality of Development Impact Fees

Lafayette v. City of Lafayette (2022) 2022 Cal.App.LEXIS 979

A citizens’ group (Save Lafayette) petitioned for a Writ of Mandate, claiming that the project conflicts with the City’s General Plan as it existed when the project was revived in 2018.  The trial court denied the petition and the appellate court ruled that despite the lengthy