Land Use

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.

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