A family-operated greenhouse farming venture received more than they hoped for after obtaining a special use permit to build a greenhouse in the Black Forest area. A local advocacy group challenged the issuance of the special use permit El Paso County District Court. Represented by Murray Weiner and Joe Kinlaw II, the farming operation received a favorable decision from the district court, which was subsequently affirmed by the Colorado Court of Appeals in a published decision.
The case is titled Friends of the Black Forest Preservation Plan, Inc. et al. v. Board of County Commissioners of El Paso County, Colorado; and Black Forest Mission, LLC, 2016 COA 54. The published opinion is available at https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2016/15CA0034-PD.pdf.
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