Land Use & Zoning Attorneys in Asheville, Hendersonville & Surrounding Areas

With the rapid development of Western North Carolina, land use and zoning issues will continue to be a source of contention and potential risk to commercially viable projects, often diminishing the value of property held by businesses and individuals. The Van Winkle Law Firm represents developers, landowners, and local governments in traversing laws regulating housing, commerce, and industry. We focus on protecting the interests of all parties as the region’s regulatory landscape evolves. Our land use team partners with other practice groups within the firm — including business, commercial and residential real estate, dispute resolution, and taxation — to provide clients with comprehensive legal services that reflect this vital growth area.

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Areas of Focus

  • Drafting Permits Applications
  • Environmental Review
  • Formation of Real Estate Ventures
  • Historic Preservation
  • Land Use and Site Plan Approvals
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Representation at Public Hearings
  • Smart Growth Policies
  • Special Use Permits
  • Zoning Changes and Variances

Common Types Of Zoning

  • Residential Zoning
  • Commercial Zoning
  • Industrial Zoning
  • Agricultural Zoning
  • Rural Zoning
  • Historic Zoning
  • Combination Zoning

Zoning Non-Compliance Risks

There are a myriad of risks associated with failing to comply with a property’s applicable zoning ordinances. Namely, zoning non-compliance can negatively impact a property’s marketability and value and limit its potential uses. Worse yet, the completion of new developments can end up significantly delayed or outright canceled when issues of zoning non-compliance arise. Not to mention, zoning non-compliance can substantially increase the costs of a project.

Why Do I Need A Zoning Attorney?

The zoning lawyers with The Van Winkle Law Firm have a deep understanding of North Carolina’s laws surrounding land use and zoning. Our team of zoning attorneys can help you understand the current zoning in place on a property and how that might affect your project. Additionally, a zoning lawyer can help you challenge or seek exceptions to zoning that’s currently in place. To learn more, contact our Asheville law offices today!