Land Use

Land use law governs the way land can be used or developed in a particular area. These laws often relate to zoning regulations, which dictate how different areas of land can be used. Land use law also includes regulations related to building codes, environmental protection, and natural resource management. For example, land use laws may require developers to obtain permits before building on certain types of land, or to implement measures to protect the environment or conserve natural resources.

Our attorneys at Austin Legal Group have worked on several complex and controversial land use and development projects in which we help clients navigate challenges that arise during the entitlement/approval process.

For example, we regularly assist project applicants through third-party project oppositions and appeals, environmental challenges, public hearing preparations, delays in local jurisdiction responses and processing, assistance in guiding technical experts through required transportation analysis, noise impact analysis, biological resources reports, and more.

Examples of land use projects we have worked on:

  • Residential Subdivisions
  • Lot Mergers
  • Affordable Housing Developments
  • Infill Projects
  • Development within Business Parks
  • Retail Developments
  • Commercial Developments
  • Industrial Developments
  • Mixed-Use Developments
  • Commercial Cannabis Facilities

Specific Areas Of Practice We Can Help You With Include:

  • Due Diligence
  • General Plan Amendments
  • Specific Plans
  • Subdivision Maps
  • Boundary Adjustments
  • Use Permits and Site Plans
  • Non-Conforming Use Issues
  • Grading and Building Permits
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Purchase and Sales Contracts
  • Loan documents and deeds of trust
  • Land contracts
  • Retail and Ground leases
  • Affordable Housing & Density Bonus
  • Brown Act (Open Meeting Law)
  • Design Review
  • Development Agreements
  • Variances
  • Vested Rights, Vesting Tentative Maps
  • Transportation
  • Local Government Law
  • California Environmental Quality Act
  • Code enforcement
  • Public hearing process
  • Dispute mediation
  • Defense in appeals
  • Administrative hearings
  • Ordinances
  • Concurrency
  • Moratoria
  • Interim zoning

      Cannabis Land Use Projects

When you are planning to lease or buy a piece of property for cannabis related purposes or use any land to grow marijuana, it is imperative that you have legal counsel on your side. The experienced cannabis lawyers at Austin Legal Group are familiar with land use and zoning laws that relate to the cannabis industry and can help guide you effectively.

The laws and regulations relating to cannabis businesses in California are complex and may be hard to understand on your own. In order to ensure that your business endeavors are successful, it is necessary to hire an attorney who understands the regulations you must comply with. We can ensure that you understand the relevant laws and how they apply to your business.

We have in-depth experience across all cannabis land-use developments, including:

  • Cannabis Retail Storefronts
  • Cannabis Retail Deliveries
  • Cannabis Cultivation Facilities
  • Cannabis Manufacturing Facilities
  • Cannabis Distribution Facilities
  • Cannabis Microbusinesses
  • Cannabis Consumption Lounges
  • Cannabis Testing Facilities

Austin Legal Group has represented cannabis clients in over 30 jurisdictions.

We Can Help You

Whether you are facing zoning disputes, boundary challenges, or any other challenges relating to land use and zoning for cannabis purposes, our firm is here to help. Because we are so familiar with the cannabis industry, we have insight that other unfamiliar firms may not be able to provide you with. We have the necessary experience and resources you need to accomplish your goals.

Call (619) 924-9600 to learn more from a lawyer from Austin Legal Group

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