Land entitlements are the backbone of all land development. From a legal standpoint, it is the process of acquiring approval for the rights to develop property for specific uses.
Examples of Entitlement:
Zoning and zoning variances. These generally apply to building heights, amount of parking spaces, and setbacks. It’s best to rely on the expertise of a land use attorney and/or zoning expert as they are well-versed in avoiding delays throughout this aspect of selling land.
Re-zoning. You may need to re-zone property if its current and future uses don’t align. It’s a complicated- and sometimes impossible- feature of land sales and entitlement.
Permits. This goes along with zoning and zoning variances. Here, you may need to obtain conditional use permits to acquire entitlement.
Road approvals. Determine if roads are needed, who will maintain them, and if there are existing shared roads. Be prepared to comply with municipal regulations pertaining to land sales and road construction.
Utility approvals. On any commercial land for sale, the acquisition of utilities for your site requires compliance with municipal regulations and standards.
Landscaping approvals. Designs must be approved by the city planning and development agencies. Your architects and engineers can help.