Court Rejects Rule 106 Challenge to Sterling Ranch Rezoning Approval

Court Rejects Rule 106 Challenge to Sterling Ranch Rezoning Approval

Mar 07, 2014

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Brownstein Client Alert, March 7, 2014

Important Ruling for Colorado's Development Community

On February 19, a Colorado state court judge rejected a lawsuit challenging a Douglas County rezoning decision that will now allow for the continued permitting and construction of Sterling Ranch, a planned 3,400-acre, mixed-use development in Douglas County south of Chatfield State Park. This ruling is critical for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck client Sterling Ranch, and more generally for Colorado’s landowners and for local governments, because the ruling confirms that a 2013 statute, Senate Bill 13-258, provides local governments with sole discretion to determine when during the permitting process a developer must demonstrate the existence of an adequate water supply for a proposed development.

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