IRVINE, CA—Projects in coastal zones are more complicated because there will likely be a coastal land-use plan and the coastal commission can influence whether they go forward, Miller Starr Regalia‘s shareholder and co-chair of its land-use practice group Arthur Coon tells In the court case Banning Ranch Conservancy v. City of Newport Beach, the Fourth District Court of Appeal recently upheld the City of Newport Beach’s approval of a mixed-use development within the coastal zone on the 400-acre Banning Ranch property, a case that demonstrates just how influential coastal commissions and other organizations can be when it comes to development. We spoke exclusively with Coon about this case (regarding which Coon wrote a blogpost) what it means for coastal developers and what they should take away from the judgment. What are the key takeaways our readers should note from Banning Ranch Conservancy v. City of Newport Beach?

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