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Local zoning laws define and restrict how you can use your business property, and so they can make or break your plans for a retail business. ... read more
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Growing Your Own Food? Keep It Legal
The economy and general health concerns have many of us growing our food. Make sure your garden is legally healthy. ... Read more

Land Use Regulations and Your Small Business
So you have developed a great business plan, created a business entity, and secured financing. But, where are you going to open the store or office? Besides the usual concerns about traffic, visibility, and public access, you also have to consider whether zoning and land use regulations allow your business in your desired location. ... Read more

Zoning and Your Retail Business
Local zoning laws define and restrict how you can use your business property, and so they can make or break your plans for a retail business. ... Read more

Zoning Ordinances and Regulations
Zoning ordinances and regulations are laws that control how you can use your property. Cities, counties, townships, and even states, use zoning laws to guide development and shape the community. These laws directly impact most property owners. Before you buy or develop land, you need to be familiar with the zoning regulations. ... Read more

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If the ditches drained a wetland, yes, it can.  I am handling a matter right now in which the DEQ ordered the backfilling of a ditch for that reason.

You need to consult with the planning department to determine the minimum lot size and other development standards.

You can not sue unless you can prove that the paving caused the structural damage. You believing it is not enough.

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Texas Legislative Issues/News: Regulating short term rentals

Texas Legislative Issues/News: One of the issues being dealt with in the current session of the Texas state legislature concerns regulations of short-term rentals by individual local governments, such ... Read more

Historic Preservation in Kentucky

May 1st marks the beginning of Historic Preservation Month. Kentucky has the fourth highest number of listings on the National Register of Historic Places. In fact there are more than 3,200 historical ... Read more

Housing Development in Texas Cities: Up or Out?

When the Texas Population Projections 2010 to 2050 report was released by the State Demographer’s Office, several issues relating to urban planning and land use regulation suddenl ... Read more

Land Development in Floodplains: Technology to Guide State and Local Decisi

 Land use and development in areas that experience seasonal or periodic flooding is complicated. Responsibilities in the event of a flood that causes property and land damage are spread out among ... Read more

Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot be brought in Housing Court – they may only be brought in Supe ... Read more

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