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Essentials for planning a construction project on your property

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2024 | Land Use & Zoning |

Chilly winter temperatures will start to give way to spring in the near future. As the weather warms up, you might be thinking about the additions and improvements you want to make to your home and surrounding property.

Zoning laws, and other local ordinances and protocols, can create challenges that delay the start of your spring and summer projects. You may want to consider looking at the requirements you need to fulfill before your estimated start date so that you know what you need to do before getting started.  You will also want to make sure you have assembled a competent team to undertake any development activities you may be contemplating.  This team could include personnel from the following areas:  legal, engineering and surveying, accounting and financial backing, design and construction personnel.

Sometimes zoning, local municipal ordinances, and procedures could impact your next project.

Creating a business

There is a certain efficiency and comfort that comes from working from home. If you decide to  build your business on the same property as your home, you could run into some obstacles.

To convert your residential property to a commercially zoned property, a significant portion of getting such a change approved will depend partly on the type of commercial property or operation you are considering as well as the location and neighborhood in which you will be conducting your business.

What if I just want more residential properties?

One way to enhance the return on a large property is to create a subdivision. Whether you bought your property with a subdivision in mind or are ready to move in a different direction with a property you have owned for a long time, creating a subdivision can help you support your community while adding to your investments.

Even though your property may already be zoned as residential, there may be some zoning implications that need to be considered before you start a subdivision since the change may require additional city services like roads and utilities, and other compliance issues required before the approval process can be undertaken for the subdivision development.

Getting skilled support

There are many layers to shifting the zoning classification of a property. Often, this process can be complex, and it is essential to have an experienced real estate attorney who can help you navigate the nuances of your next project.