Land Use Legal Services RI
Land Use Law CGD Providence RI

Land Use

Permitting and contested proceedings

While much of our land use practice is dedicated specifically to environmental permitting, compliance, and the use and transfer of contaminated properties, we also handle a broad range of other types of land use planning and development in Rhode Island, including renewable energy projects.

Our group regularly appears before municipal planning and zoning boards, town councils, and commissions on projects which require plan approvals and special permits, or amendments to municipal ordinances. We defend or initiate appeals of local zoning decisions and have represented clients in contested land use litigation involving both private parties and municipalities.

A team approach at CGD

We work closely with our real estate group to facilitate development projects and financing with complicated land use considerations and restrictions.

Clients Include...

  • Renewable Energy
  • Developers
  • Home Builders
  • Retailers
  • Telecommunications
  • Power Generation
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Representative Matters

  • Represent development clients in local planning and zoning and state permitting, including solar and other renewable energy projects.

  • Represent clients in contested land use matters in numerous Rhode Island cities and towns, involving zoning and building violations, compliance with local ordinances and licenses, and noise and visual impacts.

  • Represent numerous clients in Superior Court appeals of local zoning and state agency decisions on development and environmental permitting matters.

For more examples of Land Use work, visit the bios of Jennifer Cervenka and Diana Ducharme.

Smarter strategies, better solutions

Need help with a challenging legal issue?

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