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422 W Riverside Ave, Suite 1100
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 624-5265

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Law Firm, Real Estate law, Business and Corporate law, Banking law, Tax law, Litigation, Labor and Employment. 

Environmental, Land Use & Zoning

Witherspoon Kelley lawyers advise landowners and developers in Washington and Northern Idaho concerning the intricacies of environmental land use and zoning. The firm handles all aspects of the issues, from initial applications through administrative appeals on to judicial appeals, for clients in an array of industries. We are a Tier 1-rated law firm for Land Use & Zoning pursuant to US News and World Report.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • All aspects of development permitting

  • Annexation and related agreements

  • Compliance with all aspects of real property development under the Growth Management Act

  • Dock / encroachment permits

  • Environmental remediation

  • Judicial review of land and administrative decisions

  • Rezones, conditional use permits, variances, development agreements and other land use entitlements

  • Shoreline substantial development permits

  • Subdivisions: binding site plans, short plats and long plats

  • Water rights, transfers and other issues

Representative Cases:

  • Commercial developments for large retailers such as Albertsons, Shopko, Home Depot, Costco, Safeway, McDonalds, and Phillips, Edison & Co.

  • Environmental and permitting for redevelopment of Blue Mountain Mall in Walla Walla

  • Land use permits for residential and commercial development on the Spokane River

  • Managed environmental land use permitting and sale of assets of the Pacific Northwest Sugar Company

  • Representation of natural resource companies in all aspects of siting and development