ZONING

As someone who has spent deacdes both writing and administering zoning codes for local goverrnment, Robert Brown brings a unique and balanced perspective to the job of updating local zoning regulations.  The result is the creation of zoning regulations that meet the interests of the community and the needs of businesses and property owners -- always in a manner that can be easily administered by local government officials.  Some examples of the regulations written or refined by Robert Brown are as follows.

Sign regulations that balance community preferences with the needs of business

Wireless communication tower and antenna regulations

Wind turbine regulations

Townhouse regulations (for Cleveland and suburban communities)

Urban agriculture regulations, which became a model for communities across the country

Institutional-Research District regulations for “eds and meds” development

Food truck regulations

Licensing regulations mandating landscaping, fencing and visitor-oriented signs for existing“pay” parking lots

Design review regulations setting consistent standards and processes citywide

Home occupation regulations, liberalizing opportunities for home-based businesses

Bicycle parking regulations, requiring the addition of bike racks to automobile parking places

Correctional halfway house regulations, permitting and limiting this ofen poorly regulated use

Pedestrian retail overlay district, successfully implemented in several city neighborhoods

Green development district regulations, modeled after LEED ND standards

Digital billboard regulations, focusing on the removal of nonconforming billboards

Live-work overlay district, facilitating re-use of obsolete warehouse space

City Planning   ~   Zoning   ~   Development Facilitation   ~   Grant Writing

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