areas of practice

Development & Land Use

Area of Practice

Land Use, Planning and Zoning Law

Helping clients navigate the local land use application and approval process is the focus of our land use law practice at Butler Spink.

We provide services to developers, landowners, investors and diverse companies that own and/or develop real estate. We offer consulting services to local governments with respect to comprehensive planning, impact fees and ordinance development.

We appear before city councils, city planning commissions, urban renewal boards, county commissions, and legislative committees to advance the success of our clients. We value the cooperative and productive relationships we have with both elected officials and municipal staff.

We represent clients in matters including:
  • Land Use Entitlements
  • Annexation
  • Zoning
  • Conditional Use
  • Planned Unit Development
  • Comprehensive Plan Compliance
  • Subdivisions
  • Affordable Housing
  • Impact Fee Analysis
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Development Agreements
The smallest patch of green to arrest the monotony of asphalt and concrete is as important to the value of real estate as streets, sewers and convenient shopping.
— James Felt, New York Times