Most every locality in the mid-Atlantic region controls the placement of various development types through aggregation into similar zones or districts. If property lies within the “wrong” zone or district, your preferred form of development, be it commercial, residential, or other, may be restricted without first applying for reclassification of the zoning classification. Reclassification requires a well-developed plan and formal acceptance by the governing authority, typically through public hearings. Often, this requires the requesting party to proffer voluntary “conditions” that address public / political concerns regarding the project’s impact on the surrounding area. Understanding this process and the manner of which impacts can be limited efficiently is critical to a project’s success.
By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities.Socrates
- Special Use Applications
- Proffered Condition Drafting
- Negotiations with Public Entities
- Public Hearing Representation