Jordan Ramis pc. Attorneys at law
Land Use Law

Land Use Law

Practice Areas

"The Jordan Ramis team successfully assisted in the finalization of purchase and in obtaining land use approval on our mixed-use project. They helped develop our strategies and provided a wide range of legal and project support. We are very proud to have Jordan Ramis as a key member of the development team for our projects." — President of a real estate and development corporation

The attorneys at Jordan Ramis PC understand the sometimes adversarial, always complex process of preparing to develop a parcel of land. They have decades of experience in guiding clients and their development projects through the maze of ever-evolving zoning laws and permitting processes implemented by the cities, counties, and regions of the Northwest. Jordan Ramis attorneys seek land use permits and approvals not with a cookie-cutter approach, but rather with hands-on experience, familiarity with the system, and extra effort in working with the policy makers.
Our land use services include:
  • Permit strategy
  • Assessment of decision to develop (or not develop) in a jurisdiction
  • Negotiation of conditions of approval with planning staff
  • Identification of traffic impacts and street improvement requirements
  • Development phasing
  • Development agreements to limit on-site and off-site improvement cost exposure
  • Urban Growth Boundary amendments
  • Post acknowledgment comprehensive plan and zoning text and map amendments
  • Industrial and commercial planned developments
  • Subdivisions (industrial, commercial, and residential)
  • Infill development on difficult sites
  • Variances
  • Nonconforming uses
  • Development of special land use districts to accommodate unique development requests
  • Annexations
  • Condominium approvals
  • Natural resource and environmental permitting
Our land use litigation services include:
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Defense of entitlement decisions or challenges to project denials
  • Identification of appropriate experts
  • Identification and management of existing or needed documentation and records
  • Coordination of live testimony as appropriate
  • Preparation of witnesses
  • Preparation of defense and representation in court