Development

We have extensive experience with ground-up development including zoning and land use planning issues, negotiation of utility and access easements, development agreements, construction and construction financing, preparation of planned community documents including declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions for large shopping centers and mixed-use developments, as well as formation and documentation of condominium and homeowners associations under the Pennsylvania Uniform Condominium Act and Uniform Planned Community Act.

  • - Representation of a commercial developer in the acquisition of a 50-acre tract. This 11-month project included: obtaining approval of a 54-lot four phase master plan for construction of $600,000 plus homes; assisting the developer at all stages of the approval process including negotiations with Penn DOT for highway access and the USACE regarding wetland encroachment permit; and drafting restrictive covenants.
  • - Representation of a developer in connection with the region's largest brownfield development, a 300+ acre mixed-use town center including commercial office space, retail shops, entertainment and dining as well as more than 200 residential lots for single family, carriage homes and townhouses. This ongoing project has included assisting the developer at all stages of the approval, development, construction and financing of the project, including complex environmental issues arising from the conversion of portions of the development from a prior chemical manufacturing facility to an innovative town center development.
  • - Representation of a nonprofit organization in the acquisition and construction financing of an additional satellite office location.
  • - Representation of a national real estate company in the acquisition of a regional shopping mall with complex purchase and finance issues.