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Rice Co. Rd. 46, at Albers Park

What are we preserving? What are we giving up? What are we giving away?

There’s a Supreme Court case that just came down that looks at the meaning and impact of orderly development. After Friday’s RCLUA v. Rice County hearing, I spent a lot of time thinking about the wide scope of “protectable resource” provided by the Minnesota Rules, and more broadly, where we’re headed as a culture, and if anyone is thinking long term. Changes in land use are irreversible. What is important?

Read this case! It’s Mendota Golf, LLP v. City of Mendota Heights and in short, open space and the City’s demonstrated desire to preserve it won the day!

Here’s the STrib article: Land use ruling may have wider affect across metro

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