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Land Use & Zoning
Many cities and counties in Kansas regulate land use and development through zoning and subdivision regulations. Zoning disputes between neighbors can be among the most contentious. The right of the landowner to use land, the desires of other land owners to be protected from the impacts of neighboring land uses, and the desire of local governments to direct and control growth often come into conflict.
The Adams Jones Law Firm has experience representing developers, landowners, planning staff, planning commissions and county commissions in Kansas zoning and land use cases. Our work has included cases involving solid waste disposal facilities, quarries, wind turbines, agritourism, adult-oriented businesses, and airfields, among other land uses and advise on matters of zoning and the administration of zoning and subdivision codes; and matters including zoning changes, conditional/special use permits, variances, exceptions and zoning interpretations. We have experience in cases where zoning law butts against constitutional issues of takings, free speech, due process and interstate commerce.
Attorney Patrick Hughes has written and spoken on Kansas zoning law issues for lawyers, engineers and surveyors, and community organizations, and provided testimony on zoning related issues to the Kansas Legislature.