Land Use and Planning

What Developers and Attorneys Should Know When Seeking Zoning Changes

, The Legal Intelligencer


In recent years, communities have been re-evaluating zoning ordinances in hopes of spurring economic development during uncertain times. Sometimes the process is self-initiated by a local governing body, but more often a developer leads the charge by requesting alterations to zoning provisions in order to maximize development potential. But zoning changes present many risks that can place development plans in jeopardy if procedural requirements are not followed. The best advice for developers and their attorneys is to work with local solicitors to make sure the rules for enacting zoning amendments are followed.

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