Our Municipal, Land Development, & Expropriation Group has over 40 years of experience and expertise in municipal and planning matters in the City of Ottawa and throughout Ontario. Our lawyers advise both private and public entities, including municipalities, expropriating authorities, developers, community groups and private land owners.
We guide our clients through all aspects of municipal, land development and expropriation files from the application stage, through to representation at municipal or regional Councils, Committees of Adjustment, conservation authorities, the Board of Negotiation, the Ontario Municipal Board, land division committees, tribunals, Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Divisional Court.
Our Municipal, Land Development, & Expropriation Lawyers can assist you with:
- Minor variances and legal non-conforming uses;
- Zoning by-law amendments;
- Subdivision approval;
- Site Plan Control;
- Official Plan Amendments;
- Condominium Development and Conversions;
- Heritage and conservation issues;
- Development Charges;
- Municipal Agreements including Front Ending Agreements, Cost Sharing Agreements and Land Owner Agreements;
- Pits and Quarries approvals;
- Municipal Licensing;
- Provincial Offences
The Municipal, Land Development, & Expropriation Group works closely with the other groups at Soloway Wright, particularly the Real Estate and Development and Litigation groups, in order to provide a comprehensive service to our clients. The Municipal, Land Development, & Expropriation Group prides itself on working tirelessly to optimize practical solutions for our clients.