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Land Use & Zoning

Reliable Advice on Michigan Land Use and Zoning Issues

At Adkison, Need, Allen, & Rentrop, we have a long tradition of excellence in client service on real estate issues that are affected by state laws and regulations, local zoning ordinances and other binding expressions of public policy. The details of land use and zoning regulations change over time and from place to place, but you can always count on our attorneys for dependable advice and skillful representation. Contact one of our attorneys in Bloomfield Hills to learn more about the scope of our land use and environmental practice.

We help clients with everything from building permits to condemnation

With long experience representing Southeast Michigan cities, townships and other municipal bodies on land use and zoning issues, we bring a valuable inside perspective that helps our private sector clients find a fast path to the resolution of land use and other regulatory problems.

Our partner Greg Need is one of only five attorneys in Michigan who wrote and edited Michigan Zoning, Planning and Land Use, a standard text on zoning law published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Our clients include developers, contractors, utilities, business owners, homeowners associations, and anyone else — including individuals — in need of advice about resolving problems related to land use or environmental regulations.

We help our Oakland County and Southeast Michigan clients achieve their goals and overcome problems related to any of the following:

  • Site plan preparation and presentation
  • Building permit applications
  • Petitions for rezoning or conditional rezoning
  • Applications for special use permits or conditional use permits
  • Subdivision and PUD permits
  • Condominium conversion applications
  • Relief from size, setback, parking or signage restrictions
  • Property tax appeals
  • Infrastructure development issues related to utility or cable installation, water and sewer systems, or road construction
  • Environmental problems from community opposition to enforcement proceedings
  • Wetlands, woodlands or habitat preservation issues related to the project
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) applications and hearings
  • Eminent domain proceedings
  • Telecommunications issues
  • Demolition permits

Our municipal law experience not only streamlines your permit application or the resolution of an enforcement problem, but it also helps us develop an administrative record that can help you on appeal of an adverse ruling. Municipal decision makers are quick to recognize our skill in protecting your appeal rights, which significantly increases the chances of a favorable result the first time around.

To learn more about our land use and zoning practice, contact a lawyer at Adkison, Need, Allen, & Rentrop in Bloomfield Hills.