California Appellate Court Rules Development Agreements Do Not Per Se Extend All Terms of a Vesting Tentative Map

July 2020

Although the rights conferred by a vesting tentative map are generally for a period not to exceed two years, local agencies may, however, extend the benefits conferred by a tentative map by way of a development agreement. A California appellate court case has ruled, in the case of North Murrieta Community, LLC v. City of Murrieta, that when extending the benefits initially provided by a tentative vesting map, the development agreement need not extend all benefits originally afforded by the tentative vesting map.

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