Somerset School Coral Gables Must Follow Local Zoning
July 21, 2010 Leave a comment
Judge Bailey rejected the arguments of Somerset School Coral Gables that state law allows them to open a school, but with limits that do not conform to local zoning requirements that in this circumstance is a limit of 110 students. This is a win for the city of Coral Gables’ master plan and zoning.
`The court finds no express preemption by the Legislature in this particular case. The choice of language does not say charter schools are exempt from local zoning and land use designations that other citizens and corporate citizens have to comply with,” Bailey said.
We hope that in the future the City Commissioners will be more confident of its own legislation, master plan and the rights of its citizens