Companies in Albany need commercial property or land for many different reasons. When they look for the right property for their business, there are many different factors that go into their decision-making process. There are size considerations, location, purchase prices or rental prices, depending on the whether the company is seeking to purchase or rent and other considerations.
One of these considerations is land use and zoning regulations in the area. Even if a company thinks they found the perfect location that meets all of their needs, the land use and zoning regulations may not allow them to do certain aspects of their business.
Land use and zoning regulations control many aspects
Land use and zoning regulations regulate many different aspects of the property. They can dictate what type of activities and business companies can conduct on the property. They can control the height and square footage of buildings, dictate where on the property it can be built, control how many units can be in a building and control how many parking spaces must be available, depending on the type of use allowed in the area and many other aspects.
If the land use and zoning regulations do not allow the company to do what they want or need to do to run their business, they may need to find a new location. However, companies can also appeal decisions made by the city or seek variances of the regulations to allow them to use the property for its intended purpose.
Land use and zoning regulations in Albany can be complicated and restrictive at times. However, companies need to understand them before they buy or rent property. Moving ahead with a purchase or lease without knowing whether they can conduct their business on the property can create a very difficult situation for the company. Experienced attorneys understand land use and zoning regulations and may be a helpful resource.