Land Use and Zoning

Within the real estate group are attorneys who specialize in all aspects of land use and zoning from assisting in getting your project started and anticipating obstacles to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals to entitle and develop your project. We represent the interests of commercial developers, major land owners as well as large and small residential owners to secure governmental land use approvals.

Our attorneys work closely with clients on strategic planning and work cooperatively with state and local governments and agencies in the following areas:

  • Land use due diligence and analysis
  • Conditional uses, variances and nonconforming uses
  • Annexations and boundary extensions
  • Administrative and judicial proceedings
  • Drafting, modifying and updating city zoning ordinance
  • Tax increment financing arrangements
  • Development and implementation of Special Improvement Districts
  • Appeals and enforcement of impact fee issues
  • Development agreements
  • Transit-oriented developments

Projects include:

  • Subdivisions, partitions, property line adjustments and legal lot lines
  • Drafting and editing city zoning codes in cities throughout Utah and the United States
  • Development of large transit-oriented projects, commercial and residential projects
  • Negotiating and drafting development agreements related to large commercial and residential developments
  • Assisting with conditional use permits for difficult uses
  • Defending or appealing adverse claims from neighbors and opponents of controversial projects

Representative projects:

  • Farmington Station in Farmington, Utah
  • Bingham Junction, Midvale, Utah
  • Missionary Training Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Provo, Utah
  • Suncrest, Draper, Utah
  • Porter’s Point, Bluffdale, Utah
  • OneFourteen South (shopping center where Scheels is located), Sandy, Utah