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Zoning, land-use issues often at the fore in real estate matters

| Apr 13, 2017 | Real Estate Transactions |

Have you ever been through a municipal area in Connecticut or elsewhere– or perhaps even lived in one — where buildings in close proximity seemed to be inexplicably placed, that is, incongruous in terms of any logical connection between them?

For example, a farm house built perhaps a century ago now stands next to a block of modern apartments. Maybe a street in one area has a school situated directly beside a massive auto dealership. Or it might be the case that a factory belching smoke sits notably close to a row of residential homes.

It is precisely to prevent such a disjointed outcome and to optimally ensure growth that makes sense that municipal authorities have long engaged in oversight powers regarding zoning and so-called “land use” outcomes. As noted in one online overview of property development, “zoning laws are intended to maintain a level of order and efficiency within a municipality, while keeping each zone optimized for its intended purpose.”

As might be reasonably expected, obtaining that objective is not always simply achieved. Moreover, it can quickly implicate the legal interests of many parties — homeowners, commercial developers, retail establishments and more — in quite complex ways.

The attorneys at the New Haven law firm of Berdon, Young & Margolis, PC, know well the intricacies and processes relevant to land use and zoning matters in Connecticut, having represented diverse clients in this complex legal realm for decades. As we note on our website, we command from long experience “in-depth knowledge of Connecticut real estate law.”

We can bring that proven acumen to bear on behalf of your real-estate opportunity or challenge, whatever it is. We welcome the opportunity to show you how.