Our Role

Land Development

The regulations and public perception affecting land development are constantly evolving to respond to various economic, environmental and other factors. As a result, navigating through the land development entitlement process has become increasingly multifaceted. The development approval process in many instances can involve extensive negotiations with local government, community and neighborhood associations and other interested parties. In this regard, our technical experience and knowledge with federal, state, county and municipal codes, while essential, is only a portion of what is needed to achieve the goals and objectives of our clients. Since some land development approvals are discretionary in nature, our firm's insight into the local issues and political influences and risks is also essential to achieving our clients' goals and objectives. Because of our unique perspective, we are often able to build consensus and support for new developments, and in doing so, decrease the time and expense associated with the approval process.

Our firm provides representation regarding:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Annexation
  • Code Amendments
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Conservation Easements
  • Development Agreements
  • Development Incentives
  • Development of Regional Impact (DRI)
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Government Procurement
  • Green Building Certifications
  • Land Use Amendments
  • Land Use Support for Real Estate Transactions
  • Litigation Assistance
  • Platting & Subdivision
  • Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence & Entitlement Assessments
  • Request for Proposals/Procurement
  • Rezoning
  • Site Plan Approvals
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Variances
  • Vested Rights

1401 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: 954-779-1119
Fax: 954-779-1117

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