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