Land Use and Government

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Meet Our People

MotleyWaller regularly counsels clients who appear before municipal planning boards, boards of adjustment and governing bodies in connection with planning, zoning and land use matters.  Our team members are skilled in handling all types of planning and zoning matters including all aspects of redevelopment, site plan and subdivision applications, rezoning and appeals of zoning variances and permits to municipal governing bodies. The firm represents contractors and developers in the procurement of all governmental approvals or entitlements necessary for residential, commercial and mixed use projects.  We negotiate and advocate for our clients before City, State and Federal agencies, including City Councils, the City Planning Commissions, and Zoning Commissions.

Areas of Expertise with extensive experience representing both public and private sector clients, our land use professionals apply their understanding of entities on each side of a land use matter to increase the likelihood of success.  On the public side, we represent local and municipal governments, with an emphasis on land use, zoning, and redevelopment matters from regulatory and financing perspectives.  The firm also counsels clients who oppose municipal efforts to rezone their property or nearby property and clients who are seeking a zone change.

Areas of Expertise

  • Variances
  • Landmark proceedings
  • Development rights transfers
  • Due diligence for acquisition and financing
  • Analyses of site development potential
  • Condemnation/eminent domain
  • Tax abatements
  • Economic development incentives

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