Land Use & Zoning

Walsh Colucci knows Northern Virginia land use and development.

We are always looking toward the future, and are closely watching areas of potential development while positioning ourselves to assist our clients in maximizing their investments. Our attorneys are recognized state-wide and in leading industry publications as some of the best in the industry. The firm’s land use & zoning practice group handles the processes of preparing, submitting, articulating, and defending our client’s applications before the appropriate local government staff, planning commissions, local legislative bodies, and concerned community members. Our team offers a superior understanding of the legislative approval process and the personalities that shape public policy.

Our zoning cases vary in complexity – from drive-through restaurants to corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies. Almost all cases involve understanding various community concerns and frequently deal with environmental sustainability and historic preservation issues.

Many of our attorneys and planners have spent their entire business careers in the Northern Virginia community and are deeply involved in the leadership of business, civic, and political organizations that make up the fabric of our region. Our established and proven relationships with city, town, and county authorities, coupled with our intimate knowledge of the region, help our clients achieve their visions.

The land use & zoning team focuses in facilitating meetings and presentations with neighborhood groups, staff representatives, and decision-makers. For those applications with substantial citizen opposition, our firm works to enhance communication and education about the project and build community consensus based upon an intimate understanding of the community and its leaders.

Our Land Use & Zoning services include:

  • Securing Project Approvals and Entitlements
  • Zoning Compliance and Appeals
  • Due Diligence & Site Analysis
  • Post-Zoning Approvals, Permits, and Bonds
  • Environmental Practice
  • Local Government Law
  • Niche Practice Areas

Our offices are strategically located, with substantial practices
in the jurisdictions of:

  • Arlington: Handling land use and zoning cases for Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton.
  • Loudoun: Handling land use and zoning cases for Loudoun County, western Fairfax County, Clarke County, Hamilton, Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Purcellville, and Round Hill.
  • Prince William: Handling land use and zoning cases for Prince William County, Culpeper County, Fauquier County, Manassas, Manassas Park, Stafford County, and jurisdictions south and west.
  • Winchester: Handling land use and zoning cases for the city of Winchester and Frederick County.

Our attorneys are also working in the outlying growth areas of Northern Virginia, including Culpeper, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties, offering an expanding array of client-oriented capabilities, and ensuring that our firm is positioned to provide legal services in all of the Northern Virginia jurisdictions – using the appropriate talent for a successful project.

Location, talent, experience, and strategic thinking are the key components to reaching a successful conclusion for your real estate requirements.

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