UPDATE: Minnesota Supreme Court rules in favor of landowner, rejecting city development fee

Jim Yarosh, on behalf of his clients, developer Frank Kottschade, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) filed an amicus brief with the Minnesota Supreme Court in support of the Court of Appeals’ decision invalidating an imposed fee of nearly $1.4 million by the City of Woodbury for future roads that were not included as part of the developer’s proposed subdivision.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that this fee imposed by the City of Woodbury was illegal. In so doing, the court ruled that the City of Woodbury does not have the statutory authority to condition the approval of a subdivision application on the payment of an infrastructure charge for future road improvement projects. Yarosh had filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals on behalf of his clients as well.

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