LAND USE & ZONING

Regardless of your particular concern, it is vital that land use and zoning policies and regulations work for you. Local regulatory powers are an obvious starting point, but land use law and administrative procedures at the district, state, and federal level can also greatly impact the results.

Whether your issue is focused on a neighborhood project or an issue of regional concern, Sullivan, Workman & Dee, LLP, brings to bear the breadth of its expertise and experience in all phases of land use and zoning law – from administrative proceedings to litigation. We advise and assist clients on a wide range of land use and zoning matters including:

  • General Plan and Text Amendments
  • Zone Changes
  • Specific and Master Plans
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Design and Architectural Review
  • Subdivision Map Act Compliance
  • Site Approval and Full Permitting for Projects
  • Historic Preservation Issues
  • Development Agreements
  • Incentives for Development
  • Variances and Conditional Use Permits
  • Homeowners Association Rules and Regulations
  • Negative Declarations and Environmental Impact Reports
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance
  • Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse Approvals
  • Code Compliance and Enforcement
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Litigation including Administrative Mandamus and Inverse Condemnation

We have represented clients before numerous city, county, regional, and state boards and commissions in support of or opposition to projects. The types of projects involved include a wide spectrum of land uses from churches, senior care facilities, schools, and hospitals, to golf courses, shopping centers, food processing facilities, and retail stores. We have also engaged in complex and politically sensitive negotiations and public hearings concerning development agreements, general plan amendments, zone changes, and master plans, And, when necessary, we are prepared to represent our clients in court in litigation concerning land use and zoning decisions including administrative mandamus proceedings and inverse condemnation actions.

Our clients look to us for the expertise needed to represent them well in all areas of real estate and land use (negotiations, transactions, administrative proceedings, and litigation). They also benefit from our experience as both advocates before administrative bodies and former members of such bodies.

Contact Sullivan, Workman & Dee to arrange for a free consultation click here.