Our #1 Zoning Tip for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are known for their imaginative and forward-thinking outlook. However, the world of zoning can be limiting and bleak. When new ideas or multiple uses are proposed, even the best-intentioned government officials and planning staff may struggle to understand how the proposal fits within the existing perimeters of the zoning ordinance and other relevant regulations.

As a result, entrepreneurs sometimes experience preliminary discussions with local zoning officials as unhelpful or even counterproductive. However, one of the biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make is not putting enough thought and planning into the proposal early on. To optimize the chances of a project’s success, the project needs to be clearly defined and fit into a specific use category or a few select categories that make sense within the context of zoning regulations. This requires a clear understanding of the law before the proposal is presented to authorities.

If you’re an entrepreneur in need of help with zoning, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to reach us at 224-955-7095.

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