land use practice

Our practice has helped clients meet the challenges of growth in ways that sustain the region’s economic vitality and natural beauty. The following case studies provide a glimpse of our successful work assisting public and private clients as they seek to balance these two priorities.

    • Annexation Overturned
    • In a case of first impression, Ball Janik LLP was lead counsel for the only property owner to successfully challenge the City of Beaverton’s involuntary “island annexation.”

    • Condemnation and Litigation for Beaverton School District
    • Ball Janik LLP represented the Beaverton School District, providing condemnation guidance and litigation counsel and trial support, in connection with the District’s efforts to acquire approximately 45 acres for development of a future public high school. The property consisted of two parcels, one owned by the Ward family trusts (30.73 acres), and the other by the Crescent Grove Cemetery Association (15.67 acres). On behalf of the District, Ball Janik filed two condemnation lawsuits against the owners of the properties.

    • South Beach Village – Wilder
    • The Land Use practice group represented Landwaves, Inc. and Double E. Northwest, Inc. in connection with a mixed-use development of several hundred acres of land in the Newport, Oregon area. An existing timberland area was converted to a vibrant village with commercial and high density residential uses at its core, a community college and workforce housing.

    • West Hayden Island
    • The Land Use practice represented the Port of Portland as special land use counsel and assisted the Port with the creation of a land use strategy and concept plan for West Hayden Island.