Land Use/Zoning

We regularly represent owners and developers throughout the municipal and governmental approval process for real property development. Representative projects include retail shopping centers, restaurants, light industrial facilities, office buildings, automobile dealerships, and mixed use centers as well as commercial and residential condominiums, planned communities and planned residential developments. We have extensive experience in obtaining rezoning and zoning amendments, which area is fraught with pitfalls for the inexperienced, and have counseled both developers and municipalities with regard to meeting procedural requirements. We represent applicants for special exception and conditional use approval, subdivision and land development approval and variance requests before numerous local municipal bodies and zoning hearing boards. We also regularly litigate land use appeals that arise in the development process.

In addition, we counsel and assist our clients with other governmental permitting processes for development, such as highway occupancy and environmental permits on the local, state and federal levels. We are experienced in negotiating municipal development agreements, as well as with agreements with local sewer and water authorities.

We also create and represent commercial and residential condominiums, homeowners’ associations, and planned communities, including the preparation of declarations, bylaws, rules and regulations and public offering statements. We regularly counsel clients with regard to changes in statutes or case law which may affect the condominium or planned community, as well as homeowners’ associations.

Our approach is to work with owners and developers, as well as civil, traffic and geotechnical engineers to obtain municipal site plan approval, and to obtain all necessary third party approvals for zoning, highway occupancy and environmental matters.

Our Philosophy

Blumling & Gusky was founded on the desire to provide focused counsel to its clients. We provide legal advice to businesses, corporations and individuals. The intense commitment of the firm, along with our collective years of experience, allows us to help our clients succeed both in the courtroom and, most importantly, in their businesses.

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