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What is the purpose of zoning ordinances?


Whether it is planning a subdivision, constructing a factory or building a strip mall, it is important for developers to understand the different types of zoning ordinances. One basic question that needs to be addressed, though, is why are there zoning ordinances in the first place?

What is 'just compensation' during a federal acquisition of land?


The United States Constitution's Fifth Amendment protects citizens from having their land taken for public use without receiving just compensation for its value. Therefore, as outlined in the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, any entity acquiring property on behalf of the United States must abide by specific guidelines in appraising the land in question. Because property appraisal for federal purposes raises unique appraisal issues, the standards of valuation are mainly determined by law.

Airport expansion will build industrial space


Maricopa is an area with great potential for building and redevelopment. Investors who are constantly on the lookout for a new venture are often entering into development agreements to redo existing buildings, work on road construction, additions and redevelopment. Since there are so many legal hurdles that have to be dealt with, it's important to have all the various factors organized before moving forward in any project.

What is the purpose of Phoenix's zoning laws?


Real estate developments serve many important purposes in our state. The right Arizona development can provide commercial space for shopping, entertainment and more. Or, a development can provide office space for businesses to grow. Residential developments can provide a range of housing opportunities. No matter the type of development, a lot of planning goes into the creation of these developments. There are economic concerns, environmental concerns and governmental constraints to adhere to. Developers must take these considerations into account and delicately balance interests when planning a new real estate development.

Arizona lawmakers seek to stop commercial development


Many Arizona residents may have heard about a new Indian casino in the early stages of development to be built in the West Valley near Glendale. The project has come under fire, with many saying the Tohono O'odham nation should not be able to build the casino resort on land that is not incorporated into the nation's reservation. Three Arizona lawmakers have now joined the fight to prevent the project from going forward. The House has already passed a bill disallowing Indian nations from building gaming establishments on unincorporated land. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have introduced a similar bill in the Senate.

Proposed FAA restrictions could impact Phoenix developments


Those who are considering developing property in Phoenix or any other city in Arizona must be aware of the legal complexities that might arise. Developers may face issues related to land acquisition, zoning, and development agreements. Yet, even when one thinks he or she knows all the rules and regulations that apply to his or her situation, things can change quickly, threatening to put their development dreams on hold.

Arizona legislation allows for commercial spaceflgiht


States and communities often plan and expand to benefit those residing in the area. A commercial development not only seeks to target the needs of the area but those who will travel through or could benefit on the specific location of a business. In some situation, a development could set the foundation for advancement and could even benefit others on a national scale.

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