Planned Community Developments/Planned Unit Developments

Zagrans Law Firm represents all parties involved in community developments: communities, investors and for-profits, nonprofit and developers. Our clients rely on creative and experienced legal counsel to help structure financially sound investment opportunities and stable funding sources. Many of our clients seek our services to avoid encountering difficulties in the procedural aspects of development and planning. When a property owner wishes to build a planned development, there can be a number of government obstacles to overcome. In addition, neighborhood opposition can often be well organized and designed to sway elected council members and supervisors from granting development approvals.

Unlike zoning law, there are undefined and purely subjective standards that are often applied by local governments to prevent or impede development. Many cities and counties, for example, have design standards based upon the general aesthetics of existing community development. In these situations, the property owner can be frustrated by having to submit a number of successive proposals without any specific response from the government as to what would be acceptable.

With an unwavering commitment to the protection of private enterprise, Zagrans Law Firm attorneys seek to get projects underway in the most cost-effective and efficient means possible. By listening closely to clients, our attorneys develop a strategy based on specific needs and concerns. The lawyers then assist property owners in clearly articulating challenges to community objections and work to ensure that procedural notice requirements are complied with.

Zagrans Law Firm specializes in land use, property rights and development law. We would be happy to assess your rights and remedies and help you form a plan of action to obtain positive results.