Landscape Businesses


Landscape contractors and nurseries can implicate a number of regulatory concerns including environmental licensing and impacts resulting from the use and storage of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals, transportation impacts resulting from the delivery of supplies and services, and noise and other impacts associated with yard activities.  In many instances, these uses also require approval of a special exception (conditional use) by a local administrative agency, typically a Board of Appeals.

Linowes and Blocher land use attorneys work with each applicant and its expert consultants to prepare the applications necessary for each use, to work with reviewing agencies and local communities to resolve any concerns about the applications, and to present each case to the regulatory agency having jurisdiction over its approval.  Our attorneys also represent applicants in judicial appeals whenever the validity of administrative decisions are challenged.

Our work includes:

  • Special exception (conditional use) approval
  • Coordinating the efforts of civil engineers, architects, environmental consultants, land planners, transportation planners, appraisers, and other consultants
  • Forest Conservation variances, agreements and approvals
  • Easement preparation
  • Subdivision and other development approvals
  • Environmental approvals
  • Entity formation and other business matters
  • Purchase and exchange agreements or leases
  • Preparation of employment and business agreements