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Florida developer wins zoning case

A Framingham developer won approval for a proposed subdivision with a new street along the streets of Winch and Grove Streets. The subdivision would include four single-family homes, and the land surrounding it would remain untouched. While the plans were approved, the subdivision will not be built.

Lawsuit filed over cellphone tower zoning issue

For some Florida businesses and homeowners, the construction of new projects like cellphone towers can lead to disputes over land use. One Florida-based mobile tower development company is appealing in Pennsylvania county court against the denial of an exception to construct a tower. Vertical Bridge Development LLC had sought an exception from the zoning hearing board in Doylestown to build a 120-foot mobile phone tower. While zoning board members expressed opposition to the aesthetics of the project, the company said that the tower was necessary to improve local wireless coverage.

Proposed zoning changes in Florida

All over the state of Florida, there is controversy about the impact of zoning changes to existing neighborhoods. Many of these changes are occurring in Cape Coral City, and residences are expected to raise many concerns to the city council. Changes made to local zoning laws need to be approved through council hearings and then through the state land planning agency. According to the city manager, the proposed zoning changes are meant to make new building faster, fairer and more predictable.

Stakes are often high when people have questions about land use

Communities and municipalities throughout Florida have established numerous rules about land use. These zoning laws are intended to protect communities from unwanted activities or developments, but their terms might complicate your plans for a property. You might be uncertain how land regulations could limit your ability to buy, sell or develop a piece of land. Many different situations could require that you engage with local officials or neighboring property owners. Legal insights and guidance could help you understand your position and how to proceed with a complaint or request.

Archery range owner asks for exemption to zoning rule

Central Florida Archery was forced to close its doors after neighbors complained that it was being operated improperly. It was not allowed to operate on Sully Drive because it was not zoned for business purposes. However, outdoor clubs are allowed to operate on property zoned A-1 if they have a special permit to do so. The owner of Central Florida Archery said that he was not aware of the rule.

Developers move forward with Tuckers Grade mixed-use project

Tuckers Grade, a popular road that runs through northern Lee County, is the site of a new development plan called Tuckers Point. A Naples-based developer, along with a few investment partners, are attempting to get the required zoning permits and other licenses needed for construction. Developers will meet with commissioners in September to see if their proposals pass muster. If any don't, they will have 30 days to challenge the decision.

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