Land use is a major issue in the West, influencing both economic development and natural resource management. We take a big picture approach to land use challenges, representing the diverse interests of landowners and developers while respecting the rights and needs of local communities.
Our land use attorneys are experienced in all aspects of zoning and land use matters, including environmental permitting, variances, planning and zoning amendments, transportation impacts and mitigation, and government relations. We understand that the success of a project often depends on building good working relationships with community groups and public officials. We couple this with an extensive knowledge of Washington and Oregon environmental laws, helping you navigate such sensitive topics as water quality, brownfields, wetlands, endangered species protection, and hazardous materials disposal.
Our goal is to help you resolve disputes and move projects forward on schedule and on budget.
We work on such matters as:
- Development permitting
- Environmental permitting
- Comprehensive plan and zoning amendments
- Code interpretation
- Negotiating conditions of approval
- Transportation impacts and mitigation
- Government relations