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Zoning

Gaining approval for your real estate project is part law, part relationships, and part process.

The experienced members of Gentry Locke’s land use and zoning team understand that all three of these must be in alignment to be successful.

We have developed close working relationships with the administrators, planners, and elected representatives throughout western Virginia, and they know us well. These connections give us an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions on the front end regarding the likelihood of success of your project and the pitfalls and concerns we can anticipate along the way.

Our Zoning attorneys represent property owners, developers, and local governments in all matters relating to local land use regulations. Our work includes:

  • Project planning and development
  • Rezoning proceedings
  • Conditional use permits
  • Subdivisions
  • Enforcement issues
  • Variances
  • Litigation

Gentry Locke lawyers have applied their extensive knowledge in these areas to help many clients resolve their land use issues. Our attorneys use their experience and creativity to address and resolve your land use regulatory challenges.

We will design a strategy to gain approval of your project and guide you through the process of staff review, preliminary meetings with elected officials and interested citizen groups. We will also make the presentations at public hearings where decisions are made.

We have completed hundreds of successful projects for developers, wireless communication companies, and commercial and retail operators in connection with their land use and zoning needs, including:

  • Rezonings
  • Special Use Permits
  • Variances
  • Real Estate Development & Finance

We encourage you to review our Zoning Practice Group attorneys’ personal pages for additional information and then contact us to discuss your company’s legal needs.

Have questions? Contact us.