Land Use / Development Law

Zoning ordinances and regulations set forth the permissible rights, uses and restrictions attached to a landowner’s property.  A landowner can improve these rights and uses through a designated rezoning process through the city, town or county where the property is located.   Examples of zoning categories include: Residential, Retail, Office, Industrial, Agricultural, etc.  Examples of restrictions include: Density, Height, Setbacks, Lot Coverage, etc.  Property value is derived from its rights and uses and can be significantly enhanced by an upgrade in zoning entitlements.  Our firm is experienced in working with municipalities and counties to obtain zoning entitlements including preparation of development agreements for master planned communities and formation of special public financing districts to underwrite costs to construct streets, sewer, water and storm drainage facilities.

Areas of expertise within Land Use / Development Law:

  • Annexation
  • General plan amendments
  • Zoning
  • Master planning
  • Development agreements
  • Subdivision and site plans
  • Engineering plans

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