Land Use and Development

BHGR attorneys have represented both local governments and real estate development professionals in the area of land use and entitlements.  We regularly work with city and county planning staffs, and have appeared before, as well as in some cases represented, planning commissions, boards of adjustment,  city councils, and other decision-makers in the land use process. 

We are experienced in working with planners, architects, building officials, community and economic development professionals and boards to get land use projects approved.  In addition to land use and entitlements, we have experienced water law attorneys who can assist in all aspects of acquiring water rights and obtaining the necessary judicial and administrative approvals required for use of those water rights to support real estate development. A secure water supply is increasingly essential to the development process in Colorado. 

Our goal is to help our clients successfully and efficiently navigate the acquisition, financing and entitlement process to arrive at a deal that works.  Sometimes, that process necessarily includes litigation, and our lawyers have litigated the many different kinds of land use cases, including eminent domain and takings, annexation disputes and  appeals of adverse zoning, licensing, and other decisions. 

We often consult with both public and private entities in connection with annexation, the drafting of land use policies and codes, conversation easements, tax credits, and the full range of land use issues.