DC Zoning Law

The Zoning Team focuses on one practice area: zoning, in one jurisdiction: D.C.

Since its founding in 2010, the Zoning Team at S&B has developed and perfected a system and process that allows us to use our considerable D.C. zoning expertise and communication skills to effectively and efficiently handle the full range of actual and potential zoning concerns.

Providing technical zoning expertise to help a client accomplish their vision is just one aspect of the customer service experience we provide. We also coordinate closely with consultant team members, permitting officials, ANC commissioners, the BZA, the Office of Planning, the Office of Attorney General, and any neighbors in support or opposition of the client’s plans. We know that in order to have a successful project, it is critical to communicate effectively with not only the client, but everyone involved.

Experienced Guidance for DC Zoning Matters

Perhaps the most important and valuable advice we provide is helping clients make those initial critical investment decisions, regardless of whether it be a large mixed-use project or a home addition.

Among the first questions asked are: Is this possible? And what is possible? We know how vital the answers to these questions are. The best-run BZA application or construction is wasted unless the client receives the best advice first. We have the expertise and experience to provide those answers.

In addition to the hundreds of D.C. zoning cases we handle every year, we also monitor developments in our field weekly so that we can let you know of any upcoming changes to the regulations that may impact your project.

The Zoning Team will always provide an insightful analysis of the feasibility of any zoning case. We enjoy thinking creatively with a client to realize, and perhaps exceed, their hopes for a project. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a potential, pending, or even built project, please do not hesitate to contact us.