Zoning & Land Use

Our zoning and land use practice goes hand-in-hand with our environmental work. We focus on assisting local governments with pro-active legal mechanisms for protecting their community’s character, managing growth in a positive way, and combating sprawl. We assist our municipal clients in seeking out and implementing beneficial strategies for addressing such issues as farmland protection, historic preservation, environmental and natural features ordinances, and the preservation of rural character.

We also assist residents and community groups in defending their interests and their neighborhoods before local planning and supervisory boards. We have represented clients in all phases of zoning and land use litigation, as well, including recent successes in the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals.



Client Comments

"As the developer of one of the largest historic preservation and adaptive reuse redevelopments in the country, I have found the assistance of Olson, Bzdok Howard to be invaluable. Their team has helped us navigate a daunting redevelopment project that no one else was willing to take on and turn into a national success story."

     - Raymond Minervini, The Minervini Group, LLC, Traverse City, Michigan

Mailing Address

(For both locations)
Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Traverse City

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Ph:   (231) 946-0044
Fax:   (231) 946-4807

Frankfort

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
427 Main St., 2nd Floor
Frankfort, MI 49635

Ph:   (231) 352-4412
Fax:   (231) 946-4807