Land Use & Zoning

Planning a building project, but unsure of the laws and regulations that apply? With a clear understanding of applicable legal requirements, the need for agency review at all levels of government, and ensuing litigation challenging those reviews, our land use and zoning team is here to guide you through the land use regulatory maze.

This practice group includes attorneys from our government and public policy law, real estate law, and litigation practice groups who are knowledgeable about specialized issues such as local and state laws regarding land use, zoning, notices of violation, subdivision, storm water, and historic preservation. They have worked with local governments, property owners, neighborhood groups, and developers of both large and small projects in Western North Carolina, helping them successfully navigate land use and zoning regulations.

Types of Projects

  • Historic Resource Commission approvals
  • Hotels
  • Office buildings
  • Redevelopment projects
  • Rehabilitation of historic structures
  • Retail and shopping centers
  • Rezoning
  • Self-storage facilities
  • Single-family and multi-family housing developments
  • Ski resort and recreational condominiums
  • Urban residential and mixed-use developments
  • Wineries and winery expansions
  • Zoning/Notice of Violation appeals

Memberships & Awards

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Section: Zoning & Land Use
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Ranking
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Ranking

Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.