Land Use and Zoning
General Land Use
Over the years, the regulations governing land use issues have become increasingly complex and restrictive. KKC's Land Use and Zoning Department is available to guide clients through the maze of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, enabling them to develop their land in a profitable and efficient manner. This includes representation of developers and other applicants before municipal, state, and administrative bodies for zone changes, variances, subdivisions, wetlands permits, special permits, and site plans for the development of commercial, industrial, and residential (including multi-family) projects; various farming uses; and gravel and earth excavation activities, to name a few.
Agricultural Land Use
KKC's founder, Robert F. Kahan, was born and raised on a Vernon farm. When he began his private practice in 1964, Vernon and the surrounding communities were experiencing substantial residential growth. As land development continued and expanded into commercial and industrial uses, KKC expanded its legal and technical staff to assist not only its local farmer clients, but also the land developers who came to the area to develop local properties. As the firm became more and more involved in the development of the Greater Hartford area, our expertise and service area expanded to encompass all of north, central, and eastern Connecticut.
KKC's collective experience in land use and zoning matters now includes well known and respected attorneys capable of dealing with all types of land use matters. We remain very active with the farm community through our representation of the local Farm Credit lending agency and as a member and advisor to the local Farm Bureau. However, our client base has grown to include local and national companies who seek to develop property and expand their business presence in our service area.
KKC's land use and zoning attorneys are active as members and officers of the Connecticut Bar Association Planning and Zoning Section and as regular lecturers at planning and zoning seminars. Whether our farm clients desire to continue their farming operations in harmony with their neighbors or our developer clients seek to develop a parcel of land for residential, commercial, or industrial use, KKC's land use and zoning attorneys offer the experience and resources necessary to assist in bringing about the most desirable result.