How difficult is it to change a parcel of land from commercial to residential?

Asked on September 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Ohio


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Ordinarily changing the zoning of a particular parcel of land from residential to commercial status is more difficult than the reverse. The difficulty of the change that you request dpends upon the locality where you reside, the size of the property's square footage, and the economic conditions of where you live.

I suggest that you go down to your local zoning department to see what the requirements are for what you desire and then submit the needed application. There will be required notices to be placed for the public so that public comment can be known as to your quest and the necessary people will then make the vote (county supervisors, city counsel and the like). I suggest that you consult with an attorney who practices in land development to assist you in your endeavor.

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