An Act To Streamline Judicial Review of Certain Land Use Decisions
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA c. 190 is enacted to read:
JUDICIAL REVIEW OF SIGNIFICANT MUNICIPAL LAND USE DECISION
§ 4481. Definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
(1) One or more buildings that occupy a total ground area in excess of 10,000 square feet or contain a total floor area in excess of 40,000 square feet; or
(2) A total ground area in excess of 3 acres occupied by buildings, parking lots, roads, paved areas, wharves and other areas to be stripped or graded and not revegetated; or
§ 4482. Review of significant municipal land use decision
This section governs the process of filing complaints in Superior Court to challenge a significant municipal land use decision or the failure to make such a decision.
§ 4483. Appeal of significant municipal land use decision to Law Court
Any party to a review proceeding under this chapter may obtain review of a final judgment by appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court. The appeal must be taken as in other civil cases, except that upon the request of any party, and in the interests of justice, the Supreme Judicial Court may expedite the briefing schedule.