Land Use & Environmental

Horenstein Law Group approaches land use and environmental permitting with a big picture understanding of how the convergence of population and business growth, increasing environmental and other regulation, and transportation issues affect real estate development. Our Washington and Oregon land use and environmental attorneys bring to the permitting process:

  • a strong technical background and understanding of land use processes and local, state and federal codes and regulations
  • value-added strategic thinking
  • connections with local and regional decision-makers
  • a depth and breadth of experience that can make it all come together

HLG represents developers, land owners, businesses and public sector clients in all areas of land use permitting, including:

  • Permitting and strategies
  • Land Use hearings
  • Comprehensive plan and zone changes and map amendments
  • Site plan approvals for commercial and industrial projects
  • Subdivisions and short subdivisions
  • Binding Site Plans for phased commercial and industrial development
  • Conditional use permits, variances and nonconforming uses
  • Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Stormwater, NPDES, Shoreline, natural resource and wastewater permitting and compliance
  • Similar use determinations and nonconforming uses
  • Concurrency and transportation funding strategies, permitting and cost containment
  • Development Agreements to provide for vesting and cost containment for onsite and off site development improvements
  • Wetlands, stormwater and other environmental permitting
  • Annexations
  • Development Agreements
  • Urban Growth Boundary Expansions
  • Land Use and Environmental permit appeals

With offices in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, our environmental and land use attorneys practice throughout Washington and Oregon. Contact HLG for more information.

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Attorneys:  Steve Horenstein

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