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Zoning & Planning

Zoning is the practice of land use in conjunction with city planning, where a master city plan is developed to decide how land should best be used. The city plan breaks a region up into various “zones,” dictating what sorts of structures can be built in these zones and what kinds of businesses are allowed. Zoning laws can be extremely complex, and people who are considering the purchase of land would do well to consult a lawyer about prevailing land use laws, to ensure that they will be able to use their land as they desire.

William C. Maaia and Associates has represented many clients at the planning and zoning boards of various Rhode Island municipalities. Whether you plan on purchasing or selling a home, opening or closing down a business, subdividing your land, building a commercial building, or obtaining a variance from zoning codes, the attorneys at William C. Maaia and Associates can assist you in all these matters.