RALEIGH, NC—Womble Bond Dickinson land planners Aaron Frank and Steve Gurganus earned Raleigh City Council approval of a rezoning and of an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map to increase the density and change the use of a property inside the Raleigh beltline from residential to a mixed-use zoning district.

Although the application was "inconsistent” with the future land use map, Aaron and Steve worked through the technical issues of a land use change with City staff, discussed the application in multiple meetings with community organizations and the City Planning Commission to earn endorsement, drafted zoning conditions of approval, and ultimately earned a unanimous Council approval on the first reading of the application. The rezoning adds considerable land value and marketability to this property in the booming Raleigh market.

Frank and Gurganus reside in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Raleigh office and work with the firm’s Real Estate Service Team and other attorneys across the firm's footprint.