Practice Areas | Land Use Planning & Zoning
Zoning is a system of land use regulations that governs what is considered acceptable for property. Each town has various and often confusing requirements including, to name a few, allowable uses for particular lots, the maximum height or square footage of buildings, and the minimally required amount of parking. The local zoning board has the ability to grant a variance as an exception for something that would normally be a violation of the local zoning ordinances. If you are seeking an attorney to help you with a land use or zoning issue, contact our law firm to discuss your legal matter.
At Woodland, McCoy & Shinn L.L.C. we represent both applicants and objectors in land use situations. Applicants may be either commercial or residential property owners who are going before the board to gain approval for a major or minor site plan, sub-division, or seeking a variance to a zoning ordinance. We assist people with complying with all notice requirements as well as presentation of evidence and testimony before the board. We have also represented various zoning boards, and can tell you of problems inexperienced applicants have faced.