Land Use / Zoning
We know that there's a lot more to obtaining entitlements than simply filing paperwork with the local jurisdiction. We also know that each development project has its own unique challenges and that there is no "one size fits all" road map for achieving the results you need. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of the development process, from site plans to design review, from community outreach to political lobbying, and can help craft the best strategy to get your project off the drawing board and into the ground.
We take the time to learn the intricacies of your project, concentrating on the details and asking questions to focus our strategy as your plans develop. Our attorneys take a comprehensive view of your project and are prepared to advise you on permitted uses, setbacks, off-street parking requirements, storm water management, historic preservation, traffic mitigation, green building standards, and inclusionary housing obligations, among other issues. We know that the details count.
While it helps to know the law and the process, it also helps to know the right people. Our attorneys have extensive experience in land use and zoning matters and, through that experience, have developed relationships with key players both in local government and in community organizations throughout the Baltimore area. While knowing the right people can't - by itself - guarantee results, the credibility we have developed puts our clients a step ahead when it comes to meeting with and gaining the trust of the key decisionmakers.