Attorney Terence Boga reviews the basic legal principles involved in zoning for adult businesses.
Issues in Land Use Law & Zoning
Experienced land use lawyers provide primers on a wide range of legal issues that often face local planning commissions.
Attorney Robert Widner offers a primer on the basics of zoning variances.
Overlay zones can provide increased flexibility in local zoning codes. Attorney and planner Elizabeth Garvin covers the basics of using overlay zones.
Interested in controlling signs and billboards? Thinking about an ordinance regulating adult entertainment? Law professor Alan Weinstein provides a planning law primer on the First Amendment’s free speech clause and its relationship to local zoning regulation.
No person shall be deprived of property “without due process of law.” A primer on what this Constitutional requirement means for the process planning commissions and zoning boards need to follow in handling land use permit applications.
Ways in which planning boards can improve their dealings with attorneys.
The growth of the property rights movement has been reflected in court decisions and legislative enactments — and has affected local land use regulation. Professor and attorney Irving Schiffman offers guidelines for planners in responding to the property rights challenge.
Attorney R.J. Lyman reviews the basics of performance guarantees, including surety bonds, letters of credit, and escrows.
Attorneys Christopher J. Duerksen & Richard J. Roddewig provide a basic introduction to “takings” law and its relationship to planning.
Attorney Mary McMaster provides an overview of “planned unit developments,” including considerations in preparing a PUD ordinance.
Attorneys Thomas Cody & Dwight Merriam discuss this significant U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving “takings.”
Attorney Christopher Duerksen examines zoning for aesthetics, and offers some guidance for communities thinking of drafting aesthetic-based regulations.
Attorneys Martin Leitner and Elizabeth Garvin provide a planning law primer on subdivision regulation — and some background on how subdivision regulation has evolved.