In part one of the series, we discussed about basics rezoning in property management. The details below would further explore the area to get you acquainted with other essentials of the concept.
Applying For Rezoning
To file an application for rezoning, you need visiting office of planning and development in your area. Request petitioning of the application whereas you need being clear about existing zoning classification of property as well as the category that you may modify accordingly. Do bring parcel number and map of the real estate unit. You’ll also need specifying use of the existing land and how you plan utilising it after rezoning. Application fees vary per size of the property so you might as well come prepare to pay anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000 according to acres. This amount may rise if total area of the land is greater. Determine limit for submission of the application as the municipal office expects you to file it before the next scheduled meeting of the planning commission.
Application fees vary per size of the property so you might as well come prepare to pay anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000 according to acres. This amount may rise if total area of the land is greater. Determine limit for submission of the application as the municipal office expects you to file it before the next scheduled meeting of the planning commission.
Some countries require publication of all petitions for zoning variances in a local newspaper. This is a means to inform local area residents about your plans and propositions of using the land in a way that may impact surrounding properties and public amenities. This is very important if entire property management is to sail smoothly.
You’ll need publicising the petition within a defined timeline that’s before the next scheduled meeting of the zoning council. The date, time and venue of the meeting must be mentioned whereas municipality need to specify the newspaper for you to file the petition.
Preparing To Review The Application
Reviewing of the application is responsibility of the zoning board that’ll first do a detailed site inspection of the property in Dubai. They’ll also assess neighbouring properties determining potential impact of the petition.
During the process, they’ll also review existing public services and consult relevant municipal departments to assess long-term impact of the rezoning to the immediate area and everything in the surrounding.
Reviewing of existing municipal ordinances for long-range plans and rules to utilise the land in the neighbourhood would be done in the end.
Waiting For The Board’s Recommendations
In case the board considers your request to align with existing use of the land and per municipal ordinances as well as long-term plans, they’re likely to process the request. On the contrary if they believe rezoning request conflicts the ordinances and acceptance may actually harm the surrounding property, it’s likely to be refused.
There’re various considerations before taking any firm decision such as health and welfare of the potential applicant, immediate neighbours and the entire community as we speak. You’re likely to receive a written notification of the board’s recommendation and their finding prior to receive public hearing.
Attend The Public Hearing
The zoning board is likely to vote on your request at their next scheduled meeting that would take place in open public. It gives local residents either an opportunity to pledge their support or simply oppose against the rezoning request.
A vote will be taken in this case before the final decision! Another possibility is granting you with a zoning variance that differs to what you requested earlier with interests and benefits closely aligned to the needs of the existing community and local ordinances.
The Legislative Action
In countries where your request is initially accepted, it’s further sent to the local city council or county commission for the final decision. The governing body needs voting to finalise approval of the application and the process may take up to almost two months. The county commission or city council may ask for a public notice period before hearing the request. More or less, there may be a mandatory waiting period after hearing under the umbrella of property management.
The above details wraps up other essentials of rezoning in property management which successfully completes the two-part series.