Infrastructure & Land Use

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Strasburger’s infrastructure and land use attorneys counsel and represent developers, landowners, neighboring property owners, and governmental bodies in all types of land use matters, including zoning, platting, permitting, eminent domain, tax abatement, economic incentives, and impact fee issues. We represent clients before cities, counties, the EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and other governmental agencies.

Our representation involves contested matters (including litigation) as well as negotiated resolution of land use disputes. We coordinate with the firm’s Infrastructure & Land Use Group when counseling private developers and governmental entities on infrastructure projects, Environmental Practice Group in matters requiring the resolution of environmental issues, and work closely with the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group to facilitate transactional matters which involve land use issues.

The firm’s practice area leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities. To learn more about this practice area, please contact Michael Jung.

EXPERIENCE

Representative matters handled by Strasburger’s infrastructure and land use attorneys include the following:

  • Representation of the City of Grand Prairie in litigation regarding the applicability of the “suburban golf course” statute to the Great Southwest Golf Club.
  • Representation of two North Dallas neighborhood groups opposing more intense residential redevelopment of an aging condominium complex.
  • Representation of opponents of a proposed skybridge in Preston Center before the Board of Adjustment, City Plan & Zoning Commission, and City Council.
  • Representation of an Oak Lawn high-rise condominium association in opposing a zoning change and variances for a nearby office/residential project.
  • Representation of a Richardson data center in negotiating an agreement concerning a nearby multifamily development.
  • Representation of a South Dallas private school in seeking the closure of a nearby nonconforming motel through the Dallas Board of Adjustment.
  • Representation of a North Dallas neighborhood group in negotiating for zoning for a private school, with backup zoning for residential, office, and retail uses.
  • Representation of an Austin-area rancher in obtaining a $7 million eminent domain judgment arising from the development of State Highway 130.
  • Representation of an institutional landowner in the agreed resolution of a zoning application for the Baylor University Medical Center.
  • Successfully challenging the consideration of an Addison charter amendment adversely affecting the zoning and land use rights of a firm client.
  • Representation of a community-based bank in opposing the proliferation of sexually-oriented businesses and other noxious uses in the Bachman Lake area of Dallas. This multifaceted representation involved close liaison with various City departments, representation before City boards, and the monitoring and pursuit of numerous lawsuits.
  • Representation of the City of Dallas in eminent domain proceedings to acquire land needed for the American Airlines Center and related thoroughfare improvements.
  • Representation of a shopping center developer in obtaining decertification of an unused portion of a historic cemetery in a Fort Worth suburb.
  • Helping an Oak Cliff neighborhood association to negotiate an agreed resolution of a zoning case. The groundbreaking “win-win” solution negotiated by the firm gave the developer zoning for a senior housing facility and small retail center in exchange for donation of a 111-acre nature preserve adjacent to the development.
  • Representation of a coalition of fourteen neighborhood associations, churches, and schools in negotiating an agreed resolution of a zoning case involving an office, retail, and multifamily development on a centrally-located vacant 40-acre tract in North Dallas.
  • Defeat of a rival Fortune 100 company’s attempt to rezone a Sherman industrial park to commercial use, which would have stifled the future growth of a major industrial client.

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Strasburger’s infrastructure and land use attorneys counsel and represent developers, landowners, neighboring property owners, and governmental bodies in all types of land use matters, including zoning, platting, permitting, eminent domain, tax abatement, economic incentives, and impact fee issues. We represent clients before cities, counties, the EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and other governmental agencies.

Our representation involves contested matters (including litigation) as well as negotiated resolution of land use disputes. We coordinate with the firm’s Infrastructure & Land Use Group when counseling private developers and governmental entities on infrastructure projects, Environmental Practice Group in matters requiring the resolution of environmental issues, and work closely with the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group to facilitate transactional matters which involve land use issues.

The firm’s practice area leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities. To learn more about this practice area, please contact Michael Jung.

EXPERIENCE

Representative matters handled by Strasburger’s infrastructure and land use attorneys include the following:

  • Representation of the City of Grand Prairie in litigation regarding the applicability of the “suburban golf course” statute to the Great Southwest Golf Club.
  • Representation of two North Dallas neighborhood groups opposing more intense residential redevelopment of an aging condominium complex.
  • Representation of opponents of a proposed skybridge in Preston Center before the Board of Adjustment, City Plan & Zoning Commission, and City Council.
  • Representation of an Oak Lawn high-rise condominium association in opposing a zoning change and variances for a nearby office/residential project.
  • Representation of a Richardson data center in negotiating an agreement concerning a nearby multifamily development.
  • Representation of a South Dallas private school in seeking the closure of a nearby nonconforming motel through the Dallas Board of Adjustment.
  • Representation of a North Dallas neighborhood group in negotiating for zoning for a private school, with backup zoning for residential, office, and retail uses.
  • Representation of an Austin-area rancher in obtaining a $7 million eminent domain judgment arising from the development of State Highway 130.
  • Representation of an institutional landowner in the agreed resolution of a zoning application for the Baylor University Medical Center.
  • Successfully challenging the consideration of an Addison charter amendment adversely affecting the zoning and land use rights of a firm client.
  • Representation of a community-based bank in opposing the proliferation of sexually-oriented businesses and other noxious uses in the Bachman Lake area of Dallas. This multifaceted representation involved close liaison with various City departments, representation before City boards, and the monitoring and pursuit of numerous lawsuits.
  • Representation of the City of Dallas in eminent domain proceedings to acquire land needed for the American Airlines Center and related thoroughfare improvements.
  • Representation of a shopping center developer in obtaining decertification of an unused portion of a historic cemetery in a Fort Worth suburb.
  • Helping an Oak Cliff neighborhood association to negotiate an agreed resolution of a zoning case. The groundbreaking “win-win” solution negotiated by the firm gave the developer zoning for a senior housing facility and small retail center in exchange for donation of a 111-acre nature preserve adjacent to the development.
  • Representation of a coalition of fourteen neighborhood associations, churches, and schools in negotiating an agreed resolution of a zoning case involving an office, retail, and multifamily development on a centrally-located vacant 40-acre tract in North Dallas.
  • Defeat of a rival Fortune 100 company’s attempt to rezone a Sherman industrial park to commercial use, which would have stifled the future growth of a major industrial client.
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