Land Use Law

At Kelly & Lemmons, P.A., we have represented individuals and municipalities throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, and western Wisconsin in zoning and land use matters for nearly four decades.

We use our experience to identify the options that are available to you so that you can make educated decisions. In the meantime, we take the necessary steps to ensure your rights are protected.

Comprehensive Counsel In Various Land Use Issues

The counsel that we provide in regards to zoning, land use, and planning issues is very in-depth. This means that we use all of the resources available to us to find a resolution. This can include working out controversies involving real estate companies, investors, and homeowners. We handle issues that are related to complex residential and commercial developments, single residence homes, and subdivisions. Your Minneapolis municipal law lawyer will work with you throughout the entire process, handling such matters as:

  • Research of the existing land use ordinances
  • Requests for amendment of zoning or land use ordinances
  • Preparation of applications for zoning variances or conditional use, when necessary
  • Representation before planning and zooming commissions or boards, as well as city governments

The process of obtaining a variance or conditional use permit can be quite difficult and confusing. It is also possible that you may have to appear before a planning or zoning commission in addition to filing the necessary applications. Your attorney fully understands this process and will stand with you. Throughout the years, we have helped many clients in such positions and many have met their goals.

Addressing Non-Conforming Use

As a part of our experience in municipal law, we have helped property owners who have been involved in non-conforming use disputes. We have also advised cities on these issues. Due to our extensive experience and our vast knowledge, we have a reputation for creating strategies that help achieve effective resolutions for our clients.

In regards to what non-conforming use is, it is when a parcel of land may be given an exception from the current zooming ordinance. This can be due to improvements made by the previous owner or before the current ordinance made the desired use for the land a non-conforming use. Your Minnesota municipal law attorney will address the issue with you and any disputes can be brought about the proper entity. Sometimes the issues can be negotiated and other times they may lead to litigation. If that’s the case, your attorney will advocate for you every step of the way.

Contact A Land Use Attorney

At Kelly & Lemmons, P.A. we have represented municipalities and individuals throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin in zooming and land use matters since 1975. We will use our legal knowledge, experience, and our dedication to you to help you identify the options that are available to you so that you can make educated decisions in the matter at hand. To learn more, call our office at 651-224-3781.