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What You Need To Know About Commercial Construction Zoning

There’s nothing more important to a construction project’s success than where it’s constructed! It helps determine what resources you can use, how much traffic you can pull in, and how you can advertise your business, among other things. However, it should go without saying that you can’t just build anywhere! Construction zoning can be very specific depending on where you’re trying to build. If you’re unfamiliar with zoning and try to go into it blind, you could cost yourself weeks that you could be spending compiling a team for the build! Below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the intricacies of construction zoning!

Zoning Can Vary By Area

Especially if you’re trying to expand your business in New England, you should understand that zoning laws are like snowflakes - no two are the same! Zoning practices can vary from state to state and even county to county, so it’s important to be well-versed in a county’s zoning laws before you make the decision to build there. If you haven’t already, familiarize yourself with the rules before you do your site surveying. Not only will it save you a lot of time in narrowing down your site selection, but it will ensure that you don’t step on any toes when building your structure!

Zoning Can Vary By Building Type

What kind of business are you looking to build within your desired area? The reason we ask is because your answer will also help you determine what zoning laws you have to follow. For commercial settings, different industries have to abide by different rules. In the realm of commercial construction, your facility will likely need to research the specifics of retail zoning - especially if you plan to sell things in-house! Other types of commercial zoning to look for are industrial zoning (which encompasses more than you think) and agricultural zoning.

Understanding Zoning Conflicts

Especially if you’re planning on building in a highly-populated area, you’ll likely come into conflict with other commercial properties - even if you aren’t building directly next to them! In situations like this, familiarize yourself with the Zoning Board of Appeals. If you’re dead set on building within the area despite the conflict, you will have to go through them. Take some time to structure your argument before you appeal. Do so in a similar fashion to how you would prepare for a construction build - the more detailed you are, the better!

Pre-Construction Work With M&M Construction Services

The key to a successful construction build is a team that is well-versed in planning and execution. So, why not go with the team with over four decades of experience doing so? M&M Construction Services has spent that time helping business owners transform their establishments beyond their wildest dreams - and we’ll be happy to accomplish the same goals for your business! Contact us today to give it the best chance of success!

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