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Land Use & Development

Land use is a highly specialized practice area that requires an understanding of local, state and federal regulations as well as local governmental procedures and customs.  A sound understanding of local, state and federal laws that control the use and development of land is critical to achieving client needs and goals.  Mike finds that it is essential to develop positive working relationships with local governmental staff and other professionals in order to meet client expectations.  

Mike has expertise in the full range of land use and development permitting matters:

  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Subdivisions & Partitions
  • Zone Changes
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Site and Design Reviews
  • Property Line Adjustments
  • Urban Growth Boundary Expansions
  • Annexations & Annexation Agreements
  • Development Agreements
  • Property Due Diligence Reports
  • City, County and Agency Appearances
  • Code Interpretations and Compliance
  • Variances and Adjustments
  • Legislative Changes to Enable Development
  • Appeals to Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) and Oregon courts