St. Louis Zoning & Land Use Law Firm

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Most St. Louis zoning and land use laws are determined by the municipality, either the city, county, or town, where the real estate is located. Missouri Zoning laws and the powers given to municipalities to enact zoning laws are provided in part by Chapter 89 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. A St. Louis zoning and land use law firm can be hired to defend individuals and entities that have been found to be in violation of the local zoning laws and/or can assist in requesting a variance, or exception, to the local zoning and land use laws. Zoning violations or variances can be divided into two primary categories, (1) use and (2) appearance. Use, also known as Euclidean zoning, controls the purpose of the building or how it will be used; residential, commercial, or industrial for example. Appearance means how the building physically appears and is orientated on the land on which it sits; building height, percentage of lot that has improvements (setbacks), number of parking spaces, and use of brick or other building materials are just a few examples.

Missouri Zoning & Planning Attorney

What many real estate developers and property owners may want to factor in when selecting a Missouri zoning & planning attorney is whether that attorney has any other cases with the municipality. Zoning and planning codes are often generated as a result of political pressures, rather than logical city planning. Therefore, if one law firm represents a number of individuals related to zoning issues with the same municipality, the representatives of that municipality will attempt to play one project against the other. This can put one or both of the clients in a negative position and give the zoning and planning attorney in an ethical dilemma.

Chesterfield Zoning and Land Use Lawyer

From offices in St. Louis, Missouri, TdD Attorneys at Law LLC, represents clients in communities throughout the metro area including St. Charles, St. Peters and Chesterfield. Contact attorney Ted Disabato at 314-527-3224 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Chesterfield zoning and land use lawyer today. Our firm offers reasonable fees and payment arrangements to all clients.

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