Kinderace, LLC, v. City of Sammamish. In this case, a commercial property owner appealed the City hearing examiner’s denial of a Reasonable Use Exception (RUE) for a parcel almost fully encumbered by a stream and its buffers. The property owner had previously utilized a portion of that parcel to accommodate other commercial development on an adjoining lot, and was attempting to develop the remainder after obtaining a lot line adjustment. The developer appealed the RUE denial under LUPA, and also filed a separate “takings” lawsuit. We successfully defended the City’s position before the Hearing Examiner, the King County Superior Court, and the Court of Appeals (194 Wn. App. 835 (2016)).
Recent Successes November 08, 2016