Monday, November 28, 2005

Standing to Challenge Under s 163.3215 -

In this interesting standing case, also called Payne v. Miami (here's the opinion), the court determined that neighbors and others who used the port of miami (a privately held group of properties, but subject to special policies in the comprehensive plan), had standing to challenge a development order that would have added residential uses to the marine-oriented area.

The trial court held that the neighbors had standing but that other port users did not. The majority held that these users were "aggreived" under the statute because they had business interests that were protected by the plan policies in question.

Moral: as with Renard/Rinker type common law standing, look to the plan policies that are involved to determine whether an interest is created and affected for "aggreived" status.

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