Our seasoned land use attorneys represent individuals, developers, businesses, municipalities and municipal authorities in land use planning and development matters including zoning, subdivision, stormwater and wastewater management, and land development entitlement issues and approvals throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Navigating the labyrinth of government zoning and land-use ordinances can be very complicated and, unfortunately, has grown increasingly contentious. Working with a local attorney who regularly handles land use matters saves valuable time and resources.

Given that land use issues affect so many aspects of growth and function including where we live, work and congregate, we find that working closely and collaboratively as a team, including with other advisors such as architects and engineers, to achieve the desired result is the best approach. From application through litigation and appeals, we strive to make the process straightforward and transparent. We are aligned with our clients working toward the same goals, to have a project approved and constructed as efficiently as possible. Whether the problem is a minor variance or a major construction project, our experience in working with municipalities across our region enables us to effectively assist clients through complex land use matters. 

We often represent businesses and industries with unique needs such as agribusinesses, colleges, hospitals, hotels, non-profit organizations, national distribution centers and self-storage companies, helping them achieve their land use planning and development goals.  

We regularly assist clients with all different types of projects including:

  • Shopping centers
  • Medical buildings/hospitals
  • Solar fields
  • Multifamily housing
  • Large scale residential developments
  • Mixed-use developments 
  • Warehouses/distribution centers
  • Wireless telecommunications 
  • Age restricted housing

To learn more about our land use services or to discuss your development project, please contact the chair of our Land Use team Stacey MacNeal or any of the attorneys on the team.

Testimonials

President of Site Design Concepts

Bradley E. Peters

"Barley Snyder works regularly with the staff at Site Design Concepts on many projects of varying types. The Barley Snyder Team assists SDC’s project managers and our clients in navigating and resolving complicated land use and related real estate issues. I whole-heartedly endorse Barley Snyder for their advocacy and prompt, practical advice and service, which we greatly value and appreciate."

Executive Vice President & Retail Director
of Bennett Williams Commercial

Brad Rohrbaugh

"I enjoy working regularly with the Barley Snyder Real Estate attorneys to streamline projects and navigate any pitfalls. The Barley Snyder attorneys are driven to pursue a successful and efficient close, which is great for my clients."

President of Site Design Concepts

Bradley E. Peters

"Barley Snyder works regularly with the staff at Site Design Concepts on many projects of varying types. The Barley Snyder Team assists SDC’s project managers and our clients in navigating and resolving complicated land use and related real estate issues. I whole-heartedly endorse Barley Snyder for their advocacy and prompt, practical advice and service, which we greatly value and appreciate."

Executive Vice President & Retail Director
of Bennett Williams Commercial

Brad Rohrbaugh

"I enjoy working regularly with the Barley Snyder Real Estate attorneys to streamline projects and navigate any pitfalls. The Barley Snyder attorneys are driven to pursue a successful and efficient close, which is great for my clients."

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