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    Mary is experienced in all aspects of real estate development, zoning and planning law, as well as government services and is the former chair of the firm's Real Estate practice group. She is a 1982 graduate of Indiana University ...

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In Flat Rock Wind, LLC v. Rush County Area Board of Zoning Appeals et al., 70A01-1606-PL-1382, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision upholding the Rush County Board of Zoning Appeals’ decision to grant petitioner Flat Rock Wind, LLC’s application to construct a commercial Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), subject to a requirement that the every ...

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On March 15, 2015, Flat Rock Wind, LLC (“Flat Rock”), a subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy, submitted to the Rush County Board of Zoning Appeals (the “BZA”) an application for a special exception permit (the “Application”) to construct a 180 megawatt commercial Wind Energy Conversion System (“WECS”), commonly known as a wind farm, on over 29,000 acres of land located in ...

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The “Indy Rezone” project required several years of review and evaluation, untold hours of work, and many meetings with community interest groups, citizen committees, and others. As a result, the City of Indianapolis, through its Department of Metropolitan Development, has completed an extensive revision of the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations for Indianapolis ...

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You must certainly be aware of Nashville’s unique and bustling music scene. You are also likely familiar with its plethora of higher education options. You may even have knowledge of its strong employment growth and diverse economy of health care and financial service institutions. However, you may not know that the “Music City” is our country’s newest $100 billion city.

The ...

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A recent decision by the Indiana Court of Appeals may make Indiana more attractive for renewable energy and other controversial projects.

In Dunmoyer v. Wells County, Indiana Area Plan Comm’n, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision and held that planning authorities like the Wells County, Indiana Area Plan Commission had the right to adopt and regulate ...

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After this spring’s legislative session, Governor Mike Pence signed into Indiana law the following real estate-related legislation:

Public Law 88 – Limited Liability Arising From Trespassing
Public Law 88 provides that a person, including an owner, a lessee or another occupant of real property, who possesses any fee, reversionary or easement interest in real property, does ...

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Logistics businesses throughout the world are constantly working to reduce costs, while also being mindful of green energy goals and initiatives. Internal and external customers demand greater value, a secure transportation infrastructure and green credentials. To meet these demands, the trucking industry is turning its attention more and more to both the potential and reality of natural gas as a viable fuel source.

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BGD has recently obtained a 37-acre rezone approval for a new solar power generation facility.  The facility will be located at the formerly vacant Eastgate Mall property on the eastside of Indianapolis. BGD represented New Generation Power, a Chicago-based renewable energy company specializing in solar power development and operations, in the rezoning process. BGD provided counsel in obtaining the necessary zoning approvals while also providing support concerning the lease agreements between a New Generation Power affiliated entity and the property owner.

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Each spring, The Indiana Lawyer conducts a statewide search for inspiring leaders who double as Hoosier attorneys. Here at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, we don’t have to look very hard to find people who fit that bill! 

A new process for appeals of planning and zoning decisions in Indiana may impact your business. In July, several changes to Indiana’s planning and zoning law enacted by the Indiana General Assembly went into effect. The most significant of these was a change in the way planning and zoning decisions are appealed. The new law moves from certiorari, or court of appeals review, to a standard judicial review process.

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