Are you thinking of adding units to your multi-family property, modifying the floor plan or footprint, or converting a single to a multi? Are you working in commercial real estate, (or thinking about it) and have come across the dreaded “Zoning Variance”?
Todd Rodman is an MIT graduate with an MS in Real Estate Finance and Development and his law degree from American University. He has practiced law in multiple states and was Chairman of the Mayor of Worcester’s Ad Hoc Zoning Committee and is a current member of the Mayor of Worcester’s Brownfield’s Committee.
You will learn:
- Special districts such as the Canal District and other commercial corridors in Worcester andspecial conditions in those areas
- Dealing with the building inspector on Zoning issues
- Resources available to developers and redevelopers in every community
- The most common problem: Alterations of non-conforming buildings
- When to go for a special permit instead of a zoning variance, they are both easier to get and held to a higher standard to overturn
- Some tips on the easiest (and cheapest) way to get to your end result
Todd works with these issues every day in his law practice, and will bring some down to earth methods for working with zoning and building departments to the group