Last time, we began speaking about zoning exemptions. Zoning regulations, of course, have the purpose of regulating land use planning to meet the goals of urban planning. As we’ve noted, real estate developers business often have to deal with zoning matters before they are able to move forward with projects or expansions.
Obtaining an exemption from local zoning rules is a process with which many businesses and real estate developers are familiar. When it is necessary for a business or real estate developer to obtain an exemption from zoning rules in order to move forward with a project, it is important to have proper guidance about the process, as well as strong advocacy and support. A recent trial out in Sunnyvale is a reminder of this.