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What is Zoning?
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Zoning laws dictate land use in Florida. These laws are intended to assist with planned development of a community. Without restrictions on business and industrial buildings, peaceful residential areas would likely be invaded by a host of unwanted construction, traffic, noise, and pollution. The Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act was introduced in 1972. This act marked environmental “areas of concern” and restricted development in these particular localities. In 1975, the Florida Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act came into effect. This act and its subsequent amendment in 1985 have allowed urban communities to expand in a constructive, orderly manner. Zoning generally falls under residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural headings.
Residential zoning is typically made up of:
- Single family residences
- Multi-family dwellings
- Mobile homes
Commercial zoning includes businesses such as:
Industrial zoning may include:
- Storage facilities
- Manufacturing plants
Agricultural zoning is generally a protective measure for farming communities against residential overdevelopment.
Sometimes mixed-use development may exist, which means residential and commercial entities may develop simultaneously in a shared area. Mixed-use or combination zoning is specifically targeted to the particular community’s needs, which can allow for flexibility with zoned areas. Because there are many zoning restrictions contingent on the particular amount of land used or the height of a building, it is important to fully review industrial zoning requirements before breaking ground for a development.
Trust in Our Port St. Lucie Real Estate Lawyers
Oftentimes, people run into trouble when looking to build in a particular area. Enlisting the assistance of our legal team at Crary Buchanan is a smart move in these cases. Whether you are trying to start construction and are having issues with zoning restrictions, or you already own a property that may be in violation of existing zoning laws, our real estate attorneys can advise you on your situation. You may be able to apply for a special permit that allows exception to a zoned area.
If you have encountered zoning disputes, reaching out for help is an important step in reaching the resolution you hope for. Crary Buchanan has a wide range of experience with zoning and real estate laws. For over 85 years, we have served the Treasure Coast community by providing competent legal guidance when it’s needed most. No matter what your concern is, our firm will take the time to understand your unique case and then work with you to devise the best plan of action. Our AV® Rated attorneys will stick by your side until your case is completely resolved. You can count on us to uphold our reputation as a highly ethical, unwaveringly aggressive legal firm that will advocate your interests and fight for your rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Contact a Port St. Lucie real estate lawyer from our firm today to learn more about how we can aid with your zoning or other real estate needs.
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