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Allison Reynolds is a land use partner in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources group, where she focuses on helping residential, commercial, and industrial developers and companies navigate all phases of the land use entitlement process in Oregon and Washington.

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In a typical permitting process, the local government may place certain conditions on issuing a building permit to further a legitimate public purpose.  While the local government has “substantial authority to regulate land use,” its regulation cannot violate the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment.  The Fifth Amendment, in relevant part, states “nor shall private property be