regulatory permits for conservation-minded development initiatives
One of the
surest ways to complicate and prolong a regulatory review is to incur
the wrath of abutting property owners. Rather than springing development
plans on neighbors at a land-use commission meeting, we recommend that
clients invite neighbors to be a part of the planning process early on.
The people who live near your property often have good ideas and valuable
information that can lead to a better site plan, and it's often possible
to respond to their issues and concerns without sacrifce. Perhaps most
importantly, neighbors who are given the opportunity to participate in
the planning process are much more likely to support a land-use application
than oppose it.
Site Plan Refinement
If you already
have a site plan, Open Space Equity can help you identify things that
are likely to cause concern among conservation, wetlands, planning, and
zoning commissions. We can also help you refine a site plan before submitting
a formal application in order to pre-empt potential regulatory problems
and expedite the permitting process.
reviews can be complicated, particularly when multiple, autonomous regulatory
entities are involved. Open Space Equity can help you minimize costs and
avoid delays by carefully mapping out the review process in the context
of each commission's regulations and the legal frameworks governing their
review processes. We can then help you develop a strong, complete application
for each phase of the permitting process.
served on several land-use commissions, the principals of Open Space Equity
review process from both sides of the table. When representing you before
regulatory entities, we can help you anticipate and respond to commission
concerns and requests, avoid common pitfalls, and conclude the review
process expeditiously. We excel particularly at securing approvals for
complex, difficult land-use applications, and at working with landowners
existing teams of attorneys, engineers, and other advisors.
Open Space Equity and learn how to best guide your project through
the land-use permitting process.
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Box 50, Washington Depot, Connecticut, 06794