Arizona Zoning and Land Use Professionals

Arizona Zoning and Land Use Professionals

When a property owner or developer needs to rezone a property in Arizona or obtain other zoning entitlements, it is valuable to work with a local zoning and land use planning law firm to manage the case through the politically-charged entitlement process. This reduces the time and expense associated with the entitlement process and eliminates the confusion that frequently occurs with unfamiliar zoning ordinances and the particular process involved.

Earl & Curley has been representing business and development clients in Arizona zoning, land use and development since 1991. Our team of professional has extensive experience in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area and a broad spectrum of Arizona cities and counties. They know the local zoning codes and the local officials, and can streamline the rezoning process.

Representation in Rezoning Cases

Rezoning a parcel of land is frequently necessary to implement the desired use. In most instances, the new zoning entitlements will not only enable the proposed use but will also increase the value of the property. For example, a parcel located at the intersection of two arterial streets may be zoned single family residential, but would be much better suited for multifamily, commercial, industrial. We help our developer clients achieve these rezoning approvals.

In addition to rezoning, the property owner or developer may need to apply for a use permit or variance to construct the type of building desired. The firm can also process these requests.

Our team members can evaluate zoning entitlement plans. If obtaining a higher entitlement is necessary and feasible, they will prepare the arguments to defend the request and then meet with the city’s professional planning staff to secure their support. They will then review the request with appropriate elected officials. Once they have secured fundamental support for the concept, they work with the project team to assemble the application and support documentation. They contact interested residents, present the case to neighborhood planning committees, and talk directly to the neighbors affected by the rezoning request. Then, they present the rezoning or other land use entitlement request at the planning commission and city council (or board of supervisors) public hearings for final approval.

The professionals at Earl & Curley are familiar with zoning ordinances for cities throughout Arizona. They also know the municipal and county planning staffs, as well as elected officials . This familiarity means that our team members can be effective advocates for your project and can help you solve project challenges. Because our firm maintains strong relationships with city staff, we are able to shepherd rezoning and other entitlement requests through the zoning and development processes in a timely manner. To make an appointment, please call our team of legal and planning professionals at 602-265-0094 orcontact us online.