When a developer wants to convert existing property, or turn vacant land into a golf course, a new business, a housing development, or any one of a myriad of other uses, a specific process must be followed. The attorneys at Sweet & Maier, S.C., are experienced in land development, planning, land use and zoning regulations and restrictions, having served our clients in these matters for over 50 years.
Property owners often have vacant land they want to develop, but require "city services" to do so. In order to proceed, the owner/developer must apply for the property's annexation to the neighboring city, village or sanitary district. Our lawyers are former City, Village, and Town Attorneys and are very familiar with municipal laws governing the annexation, platting, and development of a property.
Whether you want your property to have residential zoning or commercial zoning, our firm can help you by working with the local municipality to follow any applicable regulations to get the property rezoned properly. We will also review the property for easements and check for covenants or other subdivision restrictions that might prohibit your type of project.
Once we are certain that your development will comply with all applicable zoning and land use requirements, we work to obtain financing for your project. We will evaluate your project and determine whether standard mortgage financing, construction financing, or special financing will work best for your development. We are also skilled in working with tax increment financing (TIF), and other special financing districts, which may be suitable to assist in furnishing municipal services to your project
Zoning and land use can be a complex process. When you want to understand the "basics" of land use regulation, you need a lawyer with both practical experience, and substantial knowledge in that field of law. Our attorneys certainly meet those requirements, have municipal backgrounds, and can help facilitate your project as efficiently, and as economically, as possible.
Contact our zoning lawyers for a consultation on your Wisconsin or Illinois development project today.