Zoning Variances: Nonconforming Uses and Structures

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Many existing uses of land are technically prohibited by zoning regulations, but are allowed to continue because they predate the zoning regulations prohibiting them. Such nonconforming uses are subject to heightened regulatory limitations that have important consequences for transferring property and obtaining development permits. This topic will help attorneys and other professionals involved in real estate transactions and land use permitting identify nonconforming use rights and understand how such rights may affect further use and development of property. This information is essential for those practicing in complex regulatory environments where land use regulations are prevalent and change frequently.


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Garrett Stephenson

• Land use attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt • Represents private and public clients in a variety of land use and municipal law matters, including complex land use entitlements, regulatory due diligence, and local and state-level appeals • Past city planner and land use planning consultant • J.D. degree, cum laude, Lewis and Clark Law School; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Willamette University • Can be contacted at 503-727-2000 or gstephenson@perkinscoie.com Read More

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