Zoning, Subdivision, and Historic Preservation Ordinances
In a complex society such as the one we live in, and in which hundreds of conflicting priorities vie for preeminence it is necessary to impose regulations for the benefit of the common good and general welfare. To protect private property, the natural environment, commerce, industry, traffic and the myriad activities of man, a democratic society proposes bills for consideration by legislatures, which ultimately become laws. In the case of the use of land specific zones for specific uses or mixed uses are enacted to protect from adverse impacts and to protect and promote the safety, health and morals of a community.
What We Do.
We will draft a zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance or historic preservation ordinance to reflect the political, cultural and historic preservation priorities of the community, which will conform to state enabling laws. In Pennsylvania, ordinances or amendments to ordinances will adhere to the mandates of the PA Municipalities Planning Code. A preliminary review of the municipality’s existing zoning and subdivision ordinances will be undertaken along with meetings with stake holders prior to any draft submissions.