Sometimes, when deciding on a new place to house some of their business' operations, a business owner decides that, rather than housing the operations in a site already designed for such business operations or building a new site for the operations, they want to convert a site that is currently set up for a different type of business use so it can be used to house the operations. An example of this is a business owner wanting to convert a structure that is currently set up as a warehouse into an office space so office operations could be housed there.
Converting a commercial property for a different sort of business use can pose quite a few logistical issues for a business owner, such as how to physically get the property converted so it can handle the new type of business use. It is important for a business owner to not let all these logistical issues cause them to ignore the legal issues that converting a commercial property to handle a different sort of business operation can trigger.
One class of legal issue that can come up in connection to such property conversions are zoning issues. For example, it is possible that a business owner may need to get a special permit or a zoning variance to convert a property to the business use they want to convert it to.
When zoning issues get ignored in relation to a property conversion and a business owner ends up running afoul of zoning laws in connection to the property conversion as a result of the ignoring of such issues, it can have some very serious consequences. It could endanger a business owner's entire plan of how they are going to end up using the property. Thus, zoning issues can be a very important thing for a business owner who is planning on converting a property to be aware of and to address in a proper manner.
Our firm can assist Michigan business owners with zoning issues related to property conversions and other sorts of zoning matters. We can help such owners with understanding what sorts of zoning issues they are facing and what options they have when it comes to these issues.