Land Use Law
Our land use attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to a broad base of clients on land use issues and regulations before federal, regional, state and local administrative agencies. We represent a range of international, national, regional and local developers. We specialize in helping clients obtain successful and profitable development approvals, including obtaining entitlements for undeveloped land and enhancing development approvals for existing projects. Typical representation includes land development and permit approvals, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning amendments, developments of regional impact, right-of-way issues, public-private partnerships (P3), and other governmental regulatory matters. We also represent clients in private property rights matters, including claims under the Bert J. Harris Act.
In conjunction with our land use representation, Blalock Walters has attorneys who can assist developers in creating homeowners and condominium association documents, as well as covenants, restrictions and easements, for commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.
Our attorneys have assisted clients with analyzing and obtaining entitlements for projects, including:
- Regional mall
- Power plant
- 6,000-acre village
- Sports arena
- Mixed-use development
- Residential subdivisions
- Multi-family development
- Major commercial centers
Florida Votes: Update on Amendment 2 and Medical Marijuana
by Ann Breitinger on October 4, 2016 at 6:16 pm
Medical marijuana continues its pace as a hot topic in Florida since its defeat via a ballot measure in 2014 and subsequent approval in this unpredictable 2106 election. In 2014 the ballot measure failed with 58 percent approval, just shy of the 60 percent required for a constitutional amendment. This year, in an decisive result, […]
Blalock Walters Assists Client in Obtaining Approval for Mixed-Use Development
by Scott Rudacille on December 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm
The Manatee County Commission approved a Rezone and General Development Plan for a mixed-use development project located at the intersection of Fort Hamer Road and Mulholland Road in northern Manatee County. Scott Rudacille, a land use attorney with Blalock Walters, represented the applicant on the project, which consisted of 164 single-family semi-detached lots and an […]
Blalock Walters is uniquely qualified to serve the education industry. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing governmental entities, including school boards. Our firm has over 20 attorneys with experience in areas of law that would be regularly utilized by the by educational institutions including a wide variety of local government issues such as budgeting, contracts, zoning and development, labor and employment, all phases of litigation, student discipline, student activity, Civil Rights, sunshine law, ethics law, special permits, and public records. Attorneys have assisted in school boards in areas related to land use, real estate and contracts. Blalock Walters also has experienced attorneys who can assist with real estate, environmental, and taxation issues.
The complexities surrounding the residential and commercial construction industry require knowledge of construction contracts, construction liens, surety bonds, building codes, financing, insurance, construction defects, delays and disruptions, regulations such as OSHA and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), wage and hours laws, permitting and land use. We provide legal services in resolving disputes concerning construction law including mediation, arbitration, and trial. Industry Resources: