Airport Height Limits Were a Taking Says Nevada Court

Lawlor, James
November 2006
Planning;Nov2006, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p49
Trade Publication
The article offers information on an ordinance restricting the height of buildings in the Las Vegas airport's runway glide path. Relative to this issue is the case of Steve Sisolak v. McCarran International Airport. When Sisolak bought the property in the 1980s, a county ordinance pegged the height limit of structures to 90 feet. In 1990, the airport revised its facilities, and the county enacted two more ordinances affecting the property. When he put the property on sale in 1991, a prospective buyer planned to erect a four-story resort hotel and casino. However, the deal did not push through. Thereafter, Sisolak sued the county for inverse condemnation.


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