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.
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.
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.