Today, as health care facilities such as ambulatory surgery centers and clinics decentralize and seek locations in suburban commercial and residential areas, they often face challenges in obtaining the approvals they need from municipal land use agencies. Neighbors not familiar with a proposed facility may occasionally raise objections about traffic impact, hours of operation, potential loss of property values, and other, sometimes ill-informed but troublesome concerns.
Attorneys in our Land Use practice have extensive experience in representing clients and dealing effectively with community concerns. Working with relevant experts such as architects and traffic and environmental consultants, our goal is to achieve acceptance by the local community and approval from municipal land use agencies. Our representation of such clients is sensitive to the dignity of their businesses and their need for a congenial relationship with the communities where they wish to locate.