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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Michael, Council, with support of the administration, voted to deny the use on review application for a parking lot on the Pryor Brown footprint. That is now in court. At present the property owner does not have the option to place a parking lot on that space.
    Thanks. As for the rest of the parcel/block, what became of its prior use on review status? My understanding is that the owner does not have the option to place parking on that space, either. And yet, there it sits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Thanks. As for the rest of the parcel/block, what became of its prior use on review status? My understanding is that the owner does not have the option to place parking on that space, either. And yet, there it sits.
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    That was discussed briefly at the Council meeting where the use on review for a parking lot at Pryor Brown was denied. Revisiting the zoning for the rest of the block would be a different and more more difficult matter having to with the very long amount of time that has gone by and that this was not recognized and dealt with when the original permission for the lot ran out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    That was discussed briefly at the Council meeting where the use on review for a parking lot at Pryor Brown was denied. Revisiting the zoning for the rest of the block would be a different and more more difficult matter having to with the very long amount of time that has gone by and that this was not recognized and dealt with when the original permission for the lot ran out.
    I can understand that. But it would appear the opportunity has arisen to correct that oversight. I don't understand how it is any different from any other structure/project/use found to be out of compliance with permitted zoning, however long it has existed. As I understand it, the parcels use as a parking lot does not conform with the current zoning (and never really did, except as an interim measure).

    In this case, in particular, any investment made by the owner for its current use has long ago been returned, and a case for future damages resulting from the loss of use as a parking lot would be difficult to assert, given that it is not zoned for such, and no assurance for that use exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I can understand that. But it would appear the opportunity has arisen to correct that oversight. I don't understand how it is any different from any other structure/project/use found to be out of compliance with permitted zoning, however long it has existed. As I understand it, the parcels use as a parking lot does not conform with the current zoning (and never really did, except as an interim measure).

    In this case, in particular, any investment made by the owner for its current use has long ago been returned, and a case for future damages resulting from the loss of use as a parking lot would be difficult to assert, given that it is not zoned for such, and no assurance for that use exists.

    I recognize that the ball was dropped. But that's no reason to forfeit the game.
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    Michael, I do appreciate your point. Let me just say that this is a very complicated legal situation and time passed with a use in place is very often a significant variable in property related issues. There are often very substantial negative impacts from being on the losing side in these matters. The City of Knoxville has written some very large checks in the not so distant past to interests that prevailed in disputes over whether a business did or did not have the right to operate on a parcel. I am not trying to be obtuse here. This is a public board and I have already had the pleasure of being drawn into legal proceedings based on my comments on the Interwebs. There is already ongoing litigation around these properties.
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    Ok.
    Then let's change gears and go all City of New London on their ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Ok.
    Then let's change gears and go all City of New London on their ass.
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