In Toll Northville Ltd Partnership v Twp of Northville, 272 Mich App 352; 726 NW2d 57 (2006), the firm represented the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) in support of a developer’s challenge to Northville Township’s dramatic increase in the taxable value of newly-developed lots before any sale.  Consistent with the position taken on behalf of MAHB, the Michigan Supreme Court concluded the Township’s increase of taxable value, which had been based upon the installation of public service improvements was unconstitutional and in violation of the cap on increases in taxable value imposed by Proposal A. The decision has the effect of limiting a municipalities ability to increase the taxable value of a property based solely upon the installation of public service improvements.

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