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Key Steps in Securing Site Plan Approval

When you plan to do any type of major development project, talking with a zoning and land use attorney is essential before getting started. Your attorney can help you to conduct your due diligence so that you understand all that will be required of you. Your attorney can also assist you in complying with all of your obligations before you begin development as well as during the construction process so there are no unexpected surprises, problems, or delays. 

Among the many different things which a zoning and land use attorney can assist you with is securing site plan approval. Site plan approval is a prerequisite going forward in many different types of residential or commercial development. To go forward with your project, you may need approval both from Montgomery County as well as from any local homeowners associations or building associations governing a particular plot of land which is being developed.

Curley & Rothman, LLC understands the process of securing site plan approval and we know the legal requirements for getting your plans approved when you are dealing with local governments. We work hard to help you to understand and comply with all obligations imposed upon you. We can also assist you in working to cut through all of the red tape so you can move forward with your project in a timely manner. Give us a call today to get started.

What are the Steps in Securing Site Plan Approval?

For subdivision development and many other development projects, developers must submit comprehensive site plans to the Montgomery County Planning Commission .

Your site plan needs to provide sufficient detail to demonstrate that you have taken zoning and land use requirements into account. Depending upon the size and scope of the project, you may also need to demonstrate the environmental impact of any project you are undertaking.

There are fees associated with submitting a subdivision or land development plan for review, and applications may also need to be submitted to local municipal authorities in addition to the Planning Commission.

As you complete your site plan, some of the different steps you will need to take to secure approval include:

  • Submitting an application
  • Providing documents and drawings showing heights, setbacks, retaining walls, fences, recreational facilities, lighting, landscaping, commercial buildings, roads, utilities, drainage, and use and occupancy expectations.
  • Paying all required fees
  • Completion of plan reviews
  • Making modifications as required in order to secure approval

At each phase of the process of securing site plan approval, you must ensure that you are in full compliance with all rules and requirements set by the municipality where the development is taking place. You must also understand and comply with rules and guidelines set by Montgomery County and the planning commission.

How can a Zoning and Land Use Attorney Help You

Creating a site plan which fulfills all of the requirements of the Montgomery County Planning Commission can be very complicated. It is important that you understand exactly what is expected of you so you do not experience delays or have problems getting your project approved. An experienced zoning and land use attorney can explain the steps of site plan approval and the requirements for submitting an application.

An attorney can also help you to complete and submit your plan, follow up with the planning commission, make any desired modifications, or appeal if your plans are denied for any reason.

The sooner you involve a legal professional, the greater your chances of creating a successful site plan which is likely to be approved in the most timely manner possible so you can go forward with your project.

Contact a Conshohocken Zoning and Land Use Attorney Today

Do not hesitate to get the help you need with site plan approval from a Conshohocken zoning and land use attorney. Our legal team understands the rules for getting plans approved for different types of developments and we can help you to move as quickly as possible through the process of getting your site plan approved by required governing authorities. Our legal team will work hard to make sure that you do not waste time and money or experience any type of a delay in your project because of problems with approval.

To learn more about the assistance we can offer, give us a call today at 610-834-8819 or contact us online. You will be able to get help from an attorney who truly cares about the success of your project and who is dedicated to helping your development ideas turn into reality.

Real EstateScott Rothman