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Palm Beach County v. Wright

Supreme Court of Florida
641 So.2d 50 (1994)


Facts

Palm Beach County (defendant) adopted a thoroughfare map, incidental to the county’s comprehensive plan, which forbade land-use activity that would impede future construction of a roadway. The thoroughfare map was not recorded and could be amended twice a year. William Wright and other individuals (plaintiffs) filed suit, attacking the thoroughfare map as facially unconstitutional under the Florida Constitution and a previous decision of the United States Supreme Court: Joint Ventures, Inc. v. Department of Transportation, 563 So.2d 622 (Fla. 1990), which held that the Florida Department of Transportation’s preclusion of land from development in order to reduce the state’s future land-acquisition costs was unconstitutional. The trial court granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs, holding that the map was facially unconstitutional. The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed, but certified to the Supreme Court of Florida the question of whether the thoroughfare map was unconstitutional.

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