Our land use attorneys help developers of projects sort through the myriad state and local land use and zoning regulations affecting their commercial, residential and industrial projects.

We work throughout our footprint and have strong relationships with local government decision makers, providing our clients with the access and guidance they need to bring their projects out of the ground, or to push back against unreasonable and expensive regulations. Our work includes the following:

  • Municipal Annexation
  • Zoning and Rezoning
  • Development Agreements and Protection of Vested Rights,
  • Subdivision Plats and Improvement Agreements
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation Easements
  • Special Districts and Other Public Financing Arrangements
  • Zoning Challenges

Zoning and Land Use Client Results

  • Entitled a 200 MW solar energy facility in rural Colorado.

  • Accomplished a transfer of density from an existing historic preservation district to a nearby office building site in Downtown Denver.

  • Represented the developer of a 300 unit multi-family project in Aurora, Colorado during the site planning process.

  • Negotiated an infrastructure agreement with the City of Boulder, Colorado, for the development of a mixed-use commercial and residential community.

  • Assisted with the annexation, zoning, and establishment of vested rights for a medical campus into the town of Lone Tree, Colorado.

  • Guided the owner of significant oil and gas assets in the City of Aurora, Colorado, through the local government permitting process.

  • Negotiated an amendment to an existing conservation easement in South Park, Colorado, to allow for additional development.

  • Analyzed land use and zoning entitlements on behalf of lender for construction loan to fund large-scale development projects.

  • Represented applicant in procuring local and state license to open operate bar and restaurant.

  • Drafted marijuana licensing, marijuana taxation, and general land use ordinances and regulations for various municipalities.

  • Assist developers of residential/resort projects in Eagle County, Colorado with regard to seeking and preserving land use entitlements, common interest communities, and conservation easements

  • Assisting the Town of Carbondale, Colorado with land use review of a variety of commercial, residential, and other development projects.

  • Represented opponents of land use application in Pitkin County, Colorado involving mitigation of debris flow and avalanche risks.

  • Assist numerous private property owners in Pitkin County, Colorado with regard to local development review processes and mitigation requirements.

  • Regularly assists clients with land use and permitting matters, including conditional use permits, subdivisions and amendments, site planning and design reviews, and rezoning petitions.

  • Secured land use approvals from Pitkin County, drafted conservation easement, and negotiated agreements with neighbors to facilitate development and conservation of large rural property.

Best Lawyers® Land Use and Zoning Law 2019

Rebecca Dow: Land Use and Zoning Law, Denver
James Borgel: Land Use and Zoning Law, Denver
Edward Garcia: Land Use and Zoning Law, Las Vegas
Beat Steiner: Land Use and Zoning Law, Boulder
Matthew Wirthlin: Land Use and Zoning Law, Salt Lake City

Chambers USA: Real Estate & Construction

Recognized by Chambers USA 2018 in 33 practices including: Real Estate, Real Estate: Construction, and Real Estate: Hotels & Leisure

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One of nine firms nationwide named in 2017 by leading legal decision makers for “standout collaboration”

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