Developing A Subdivision In MN | Legal Advise | Real Estate AttorneyIf you are thinking about developing a subdivision, you may know at least the basics about subdivisions within the context of real estate law.  But many considering developing land into a subdivision are surprised to find out just how complicated the legal aspects of building a subdivision can be.  At Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC, we provide the information you need to proceed with your building projects with a thorough, experience, and informed knowledge of Minnesota real estate law.  Our goal is to help you by providing subdivision legal advice that clears as many impediments as possible from your path to project completion.

What Is A Subdivision & Why Would I Need An Attorney To Develop One?

Charles Kallemeyn, Minnesota Real Estate AttorneyA subdivision is a parcel of land divided from a larger area. The main purpose of subdividing land is to partition off a large tract of land into smaller areas that are easier to develop.  Those smaller areas can then be developed independently of the others, allowing growth to increase and the maximization of land space to occur.  The process of subdividing land tends to speed up the zoning process and the sales of land parcels, which results in a completely defined area that is divided into smaller parts.

Creating a subdivision usually begins with the developer applying for a zoning permit in the desired area. City approval is required before a permit will be issued.  The issuing of a permit is determined by whether or not that specific area of land can be developed.  If it is determined that the land can be developed, the next step is determining how it should be zoned.

Overcoming Legal Challenges Related to Subdivision Development

Subdivision zones tend to be classified as either single- or multi-family residences, depending on the needs of the area and the request of the developer. When the developer receives the building permit, construction begins, often at a rapid pace. Subdivisions are usually built around a city center and are most often zoned for business and commercial use. As the city grows, subdivisions can spread in every direction.  They offer residential living areas that are within a short distance from the downtown without being directly in it.

City governments can sometimes express concern that new subdivisions swallow up rural areas.  Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you create the best possible plan for addressing these concerns and finding the best possible balance between new construction of subdivisions and nearby rural areas.

Experienced Minnesota Real Estate Attorney

If you are interested in developing an area of land into subdivisions, it is imperative that you understand the legal ramifications associated with the process.  And Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn are happy to help you.  Feel free to reach out to us by email at or by calling us at (763) 427-5131.