900 G Street Associates v. Department of Housing & Community Development

430 A.2d 1387 (1981)

From our private database of 46,000+ case briefs, written and edited by humans—never with AI.

900 G Street Associates v. Department of Housing & Community Development

District of Columbia Court of Appeals
430 A.2d 1387 (1981)

Facts

900 G Street Associates (owner) (plaintiff) filed suit to appeal the D.C. Mayor’s Agent’s (defendant) denial of a permit to demolish a historically designated building that owner had recently purchased. The nineteenth century historic building occupied a lot located near the American Art Portrait Gallery and across an alley from another property that also belonged to the owner. Although structurally sound, the building was vacant and in poor repair. The owner acquired the building with the intent to demolish it and construct a commercial office building spanning the lot and the owner’s other adjacent lot. Due to the building’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, the building fell under the protection of the Historic District Protective Act (HDPA). The Mayor’s Agent held a hearing on the owner’s application for demolition, at which the only issue argued was whether denial of the permit would cause the owner to suffer unreasonable economic hardship. After hearing evidence that the building could be affordably renovated and rented out or sold to another owner, the Mayor’s Agent denied the permit, and the owner appealed to the court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kern, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 743,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 743,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 46,000 briefs, keyed to 986 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 743,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 46,000 briefs - keyed to 986 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership