Conditional Use Permits in Commercial Real Estate
A conditional use permit (CUP) allows a landowner to use their land in a way not permitted by ordinary zoning regulations. They can address nearly any type of non-conforming use, from building height and density to setbacks and myriad other specific commercial zoning issues.
Commercial Zoning in Commercial Real Estate
Zoning is the process of segmenting land into zones, each of which permits and prohibits specific land uses. Zoning also regulates elements like the height, density, and design of buildings in certain areas. Understanding zoning as it relates to commercial property is essential for commercial real estate investors and developers, as failing to abide by zoning regulations can be expensive, time consuming, and potentially disastrous.