Real Estate Entitlements

Historic Preservation | Zoning/Land Use | Permits | Site Plan Approvals

Real estate entitlements in the greater Washington, DC area involve a complex variety of regulatory issues. Laws governing real estate transactions, property ownership, zoning, land use and the protection of historic sites are voluminous and complex.  The Nation’s Capital has the largest presence of federal buildings and properties, with the oversight of numerous federal agencies as well as state and local government controls of development at and near these properties and landmark buildings.

Donohue & Stearns guides clients through the process, helping them achieve successful outcomes.

Donohue & Stearns has first-hand, in-depth knowledge of the regional zoning and planning environment. We are experienced in all aspects of the development process, including the site plan, special exception and use permit processes, zoning, variance and subdivision approvals. We have spent years developing and maintaining solid relationships in suburban Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.  

As a result, we provide our clients with the highest quality representation and are extremely skilled at negotiating with local government staff, elected officials, utilities, planning and zoning boards, advisory commissions, and community leaders. Our clients can rely on our knowledge of the governmental approval process and our planning and entitlement expertise.