Brown Hofmeister

Planning and Zoning

For our municipal clients, we advise city councils and the various boards or commissions representing the land and property interests of a city. Whether the issues are routine or hotly contested, we offer our experience, wisdom and legal counsel to work toward optimal decisions for planning and the overall good of the city.


We routinely advise local governments on land use issues - from adopting a comprehensive plan, to managing explosive residential growth, to drafting development or facilities agreements, to answering questions and providing legal opinions about zoning and platting in Texas. The codes may change over time, and new rulings may provide new direction that everyone must consider in future planning or modifying existing plans.


Attorneys at Brown & Hofmeister are well versed in the diverse needs of cities in Texas. Our clients turn to us for guidance that must be timely and accurate. Application of principles and federal laws, for example, in the area of manufactured housing can be critical, and few issues are more volatile, with strong general public opinion, than the regulation of sexually oriented businesses.


We are proud to be in a position of leadership relating to planning and zoning for Texas cities. Our attorneys often are invited to speak at seminars and have written articles demonstrating their mastery of the subjects, and frequently provide training to cities in north Texas on these topics.  From regulation of the subdivision of property, to annexation, to the workings of extraterritorial jurisdictions, to the imposition of impact fees, we offer a wealth of practical knowledge and advice to our clients.


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