Land Use and Development

Land Use and Development

Handling Your Real Estate Development Issues Correctly

The law firm of Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., helps shepherd your commercial or residential project through the land use and zoning approvals necessary for the venture to move forward. We help clients come to the planning and permitting process armed with a detailed plan and answers to the anticipated objections.

We represent developers, business owners and homeowners in Harrisburg and surrounding counties of Pennsylvania. Contact us today at 717-232-7661 to arrange a consultation.

Land Use, Planning And Zoning

Our experienced real estate development attorneys are familiar with local ordinances and the governmental entities in Dauphin County, Cumberland County, Perry County, York County and throughout Central Pennsylvania. They can address every aspect of the process, including:

  • Obtaining required state and local permits
  • Rezoning, variances or conditional use permits
  • Preparing and submitting subdivision plans and land developments
  • Negotiating and drafting construction contracts
  • Coordinating other professionals (engineers, architects) to meet your timelines
  • Requesting extensions of board-imposed deadlines
  • Representation at board hearings and appeals

Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., is known throughout the region for our focused knowledge in real estate development. We aid developers in commercial, residential and mixed use projects, including significant experience in planned communities and condominiums. We represent businesses seeking to build, expand or relocate operations. And we help homeowners with approvals for additions or other improvements.

Knowing The Political Lay Of The Land

Local politics sometimes trumps economic development or owners’ rights to use their property. Our real estate and development lawyers are active in their communities and cultivate professional relationships with municipal officials, local government employees and other “movers and shakers” who may oppose or support a given project. Because we also represent several zoning boards and planning commissions, we understand both sides of the issue. These insights often save our clients significant time and upfront expense — amending plans proactively for quicker approval.

Our success in real estate development is built on decades of experience, cultivating relationships and identifying obstacles early in the process. Contact our Harrisburg law office to schedule an appointment.