Land Use and Zoning Attorneys Serving Maryland and Washington DC
Shulman Rogers’ Land Use and Zoning team is your business partner for simplifying state and local zoning and land use regulations and successfully advocating your project with state and local governments and local communities. Our goal is to have your project entitled, permitted, financed and constructed, timely and cost effectively.
Our unique team of professionals delivers sound counsel and creative solutions to achieve your time-sensitive goals by drawing upon decades of experience involving our numerous zoning and land use cases, state and local lobbying, and active community and industry involvement.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we could devote our expertise and experience toward reaching your objectives.
Our land use and zoning team regularly represents land owners, developers, lenders, and other clients involving a range of issues including the following:
Adequate public facilities
Affordable housing, workforce housing, moderately priced dwelling units (“MPDUs”)
Appellate court appeals
Biotech and high tech development
Country club development
Economic development incentives
Entitlements, entitlement preservation, and expansions
Forest conservation regulations and agreements
Green building mandates, LEED, Green Globes and EnergyStar
Impact taxes and development fees
Infill development and redevelopment
Land Use and Zoning opinions
Land use covenants
Lobbying – state, county, municipal levels
Mixed use development
Neighborhood outreach and community relations
Parking lot districts
Permitting and bonding
Planned unit development
Private institution development
Private school development
Public utility easements
Public/private partnerships and development agreements
Maryland: Montgomery County, City of Rockville, City of Gaithersburg, Prince George’s County, City of Bowie, Frederick County, Frederick City, Anne Arundel County, City of Annapolis, Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Charles County, Washington County, City of Hagerstown
Virginia: Arlington County, Fairfax County
Our land use attorneys use their cross-disciplinary expertise and experience with their legal knowledge. They have been former land planners, engineers, accountants, professors, and in‑house counsel to government agencies.
We maintain an active legal and industry presence and serve in a range of capacities on behalf of the public and private sector, including:
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
City of Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Leadership Montgomery County, Board of Directors
Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association (M NCBIA), Board of Directors
NAIOP (“National Association of Industrial and Office Properties”), Maryland/D.C. Chapter
ULI (“Urban Land Institute”): Urban Development Mixed Use Development
American Planning Association, Planning and Law Division National Program
George Washington University Law School, Adjunct Professor in Planning, Zoning and Land Use Law
Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board
North Bethesda Transportation Management District
White Flint Master Plan Advisory Committee
M-NCPPC Transportation Policy Task Force
Citizens Advisory Committee to Montgomery County Permitting Services
City of Rockville Zoning Ordinance Revision Advisory Committee (RORZOR)
Maryland State Highway Administration Land Use Expert Panel for the Inter-County Connector (ICC)
Maryland State Bar Association Land Use Section and Real Estate Section
In accord with the recommendations of a public-private initiative and the County Executive’s expressed hope to find ways to promote economic development, on March 25, 2021, the Montgomery County Planning Board took a significant step to streamline the development approval process by consolidating the filing and processing of Sketch, Preliminary and Site Plans under certain circumstances.
The City of Rockville hosted a webex meeting on May 20, 2020, to provide its stakeholders an update on the implementation of its FAST program. FAST – which stands for Fast, Accountable, Smarter and Transparent is an overhaul of the development review and permit approval process in the City.
Nancy Regelin, Co-Chair of the Land Use and Zoning Group at Shulman Rogers, is pleased to serve as counsel for Brown Development and looks forward to continuing to support their Battery Lane project, and making meaningful change throughout the Bethesda MD area.
October 18, 2019 (POTOMAC, Md.) — Working with Master Developer, Howard Hughes Corporation, Shulman Rogers’ Land Use and Zoning attorney, Todd Brown, helped secure the site development plan approval for a new 15-story hotel to be constructed in the Merriweather District of Downtown Columbia. The Howard County Planning Board approved the site development plan at…
POTOMAC, Md., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Prominent land use attorney Todd Brown joins Shulman Rogers’ Shareholders. Mr. Brown is well known among national and regional developers and builders and institutions for securing zoning and land use entitlements for suburban and urban development and redevelopment projects, especially in Howard County and Montgomery County, Maryland. Mr. Brown joins Shulman…