Developers often have to satisfy various conditions of approval in order to achieve the necessary approvals to move forward with a project. Sometimes these conditions include requirements to acquire land for public improvements, such as a new sewer line or road, and those improvements are often located on property not owned by the developer. When the developer is unable to acquire those rights through voluntary negotiations, the city imposing the conditions of approval is generally required to use eminent domain to acquire the rights for the developer …
The California Court of Appeal recently issued an unpublished decision, Ridge Properties v. County of Riverside Flood Control and Water Conservation District, which addresses whether a government agency's failure to pay an agreed amount of compensation gives rise to a claim for inverse condemnation. The answer is "no."
In Ridge Properties, a property owner planned to develop an industrial park in Riverside County. The conditions of approval for the project required the owner to dedicate some of its property and construct a drainage or flood control facility to protect ...
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