February 5, 2015

Vested Rights Taking Center Stage in Washington

BACK TO Knowledge Center

The Washington Supreme Court denied review of the Potala Village Development v. City of Kirkland case today.  Potala Village planned a 143-unit residential development in Kirkland, but the City imposed a six month moratorium on building permit applications in the business neighborhood zone.  Potala Village believed they obtained vested rights because the City issued a shoreline substantial development permit in 2011 prior to the moratorium.  But Potala Village failed to obtain a building permit prior to the moratorium.  The Court of Appeals reasoned that Potala Village needed the building permit to obtain a vested right.

In the petition, Potala Village argues that it only needs the shoreline substantial development permit to obtain vested rights.

For more information on this topic, please contact marketing@jordanramis.com or call (888) 598-7070.

 


Back to Top