12/19/19

Miller Quoted in Delaware Gazette Story Titled “Settlement Reached in Genoa Township”

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Joe Miller, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, was quoted a Delaware Gazette story regarding a vote of the Genoa Township Board of Trustees to accept a ruling in a consent decree to allow the “Ravines at Hoover” project, a 56-home subdivision on 42.8 acres, to move forward.

The story states:

“A consent decree was issued this fall after the developer and township representatives met over the summer to make compromises, such as the relocation of retention ponds. ‘No divergence is necessary,’ a PowerPoint shown by the developer’s representatives concluded.

After Development and Zoning Director Joe Shafer gave his report, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP attorney Joe Miller spoke for the applicant, Benton Benalcazar. He said Benalcazar asserted three claims against the township in his lawsuit: violation of due process and equal protection; and the zoning is unconstitutional.

The settlement states, ‘The Benalcazars are waiving their claims to significant damages and attorney fees … the proposed final development plan fully complies with the applicable Zoning Resolution for the Planned Residential District.’”

To read the entire story, visit this link on the Delaware Gazette website.