Local government and use approvals are increasingly difficult to obtain in Virginia for projects that have a notable impact on the landscape, such as renewable energy projects or commercial developments. Opposition groups regularly appear at public hearings where owners and developers are seeking special use permits, special exceptions, rezonings, and other approvals. The agricultural, historical and natural heritages that are such assets to the Commonwealth are often cited as reasons a project should not proceed.
That’s why it’s crucial to partner with experienced legal counsel who can help you navigate the land use law hurdles, development-related policies, and “people side” considerations that come into play in any public process in order to achieve your objectives. At GreeneHurlocker, our Land Use and Zoning attorneys are dedicated to representing property owners, commercial real estate developers, solar developers, and other businesses and non-profit organizations in connection with all aspects of zoning and land use approvals in Virginia.
We offer comprehensive counsel on potential legal and regulatory issues that may arise during development, including prior to land acquisition. By gaining a clear understanding of our clients’ objectives, we design a strategy that can help gain approval of a project.
As the “quarterback” to our clients on land use and zoning projects, we marshal and coordinate the necessary resources, such as tax experts and environmental consultants, to bring a project to fruition.