Callaghan & Callaghan – Attorneys – Rhode Island



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Wickford Village
North Kingstown, RI 02852

RI Zoning Planning Attorneys

RI Zoning Planning Attorneys

Callaghan & Callaghan: Rhode Island zoning and planning attorneys.

The RI Zoning Planning attorneys at Callaghan & Callaghan have the essential experience and knowledge to win approval for any land use proposal. Their clients have utilized their legal expertise to secure variances, subdivisions, and small and large scale commercial, residential, or mixed-use land development projects. Callaghan & Callaghan understands the complexities and nuance of every municipality’s regulations – codified through municipal ordinances. Through careful examination of the issues within each individual project, Callaghan & Callaghan can advise how to best navigate the pre-application, application, and hearing process. Callaghan & Callaghan’s RI zoning and planning attorneys have helped clients achieve exceptional results across the state.

Planning Boards

In many instances, a planning board reviews and approves subdivision proposals, planned business districts, site plans, planned village developments, planned unit developments and other multi-unit or family developments.  A planning board may also review and update zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, and comprehensive plans.  In some communities a planning board makes recommendations to the town council on proposed zoning ordinance and zoning map amendments.

Zoning Boards

Communities utilize zoning boards to hear appeals from administrative officers or agencies, grant dimensional variances and special use permits, and hear other matters or issues that may fall in its jurisdiction based on the zoning ordinance or statute.

Variances, Dimensional Variances, and Special Use Permits

Often a homeowner, business owner, or developer must apply for a variance, dimensional variance, or a special use permit to fully utilize or improve a parcel or property. Callaghan & Callaghan has effectively helped clients win approval for applications across Rhode Island.  These applications often involve communications with municipal planning departments for pre-application consultation.  In addition, Callaghan & Callaghan has forged long standing contacts within the engineering, planning, and design fields to make sure that any application is fully vetted and prepared for submission, review, and hearing.