Derek Valentine

Subscribe to all posts by Derek Valentine

RLUIPA Round-Up

  What do tiny homes, marijuana, a sex club, the Satanic Temple, and yoga have in common? They each make an appearance in this installment of the RLUIPA Round-Up! A Nashville United Methodist Church’s plan to construct a tiny home village for the homeless recently received approval from the Metro Zoning Board of Appeals. Despite … Continue Reading

Church Entitled to Damages Following Denial of Special Use Permit

The expanding congregation of Christian Assembly Rios de Agua Viva sought a new home for their church in suburban Chicago, Illinois and began a three-and-a-half year search that ultimately led them to a four-acre property within the commercial zoning district in Burbank, Illinois. The district allowed 114 by-right uses including many non-religious assembly uses such … Continue Reading
LexBlog