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Property Law Keyed to Singer
Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District
Citation:133 S. Ct. 2586 (2013)
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In 1972, Koontz purchased a 14.9 acre-tract of land in Florida between State Road 50 and State Road 408. The property was classified as wetlands under Florida environmental protection and wetland laws. In 1994, Koontz applied for a permit from the District to develop a 3.7 acre section of his property. Koontz offered to mitigate the environmental effects of his development proposal by giving the District a conservation easement on approximately 11 acres of his property. The District denied the permit and and informed him that it would approve construction if he: (1) reduced the size of his development and gave the District a conservation easement on the remaining 13.9 acres, or (2) hired contractors to make improvements to other wetlands owned by the District several miles away.
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