Browse Stories in Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation

Written by Edmond Ortiz on Oct 1 2016 - 4:54pm
When a developer threatened to sue the Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association in 2016 if the group appealed the city’s zoning for his convenience store and gas station, the association backed off from what they feared could have been a costly fight.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jul 22 2016 - 12:43pm
When Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association filed a routine appeal of the city’s zoning for a Stripes convenience store and gas station at Fredericksburg Road and Woodlawn Avenue, the developer's response shocked them. Association members said the developer, GFR Development Services, sent emails threatening to file a lawsuit against them unless they dropped the appeal.