​How to stop development threatening neighborhood health, safety and tranquility​

CEDS helps people to preserve the health, safety, and tranquility of their neighborhoods when threatened by excessive traffic, proposed gas stationslandfills, and many other Issues We Can Help You Win.  CEDS uses a unique approach that greatly increases our clients’ success in winning land development battles and a long list of other issues posing a threat to a neighborhood.  Our approach is far more effective and costs a fraction of what our clients would pay if they just hired a lawyer or other professionals.  For a no-cost initial discussion of options for resolving the issue of concern to you contact CEDS at 410-654-3021 or Help@ceds.org.    

Equitable Solutions & Politically Oriented Advocacy: The Easiest Way to Preserve Neighborhood Health, Safety & Tranquility

Our unique approach to stopping development threatening a neighborhood begins with Equitable Solutions.  Following are a few examples of Equitable Solutions that resolve our clients concerns while allowing applicants to achieve their goals:

In the majority of our cases we can help our clients win the adoption of an Equitable Solution(s) without their having to hire lawyers or other costly professionals.  If the applicant rejects our solution then we assist clients in using Politically Oriented Advocacy to provide elected officials with the public support needed to mandate an Equitable Solution or to implement other options for winning a land development battle.

Smart Legal Strategies & CEDS Attorneys Greatly Increase Success at a Lower Cost

When a project threatening neighborhood health, safety and tranquility is so poorly planned that Equitable Solutions cannot resolve impacts, then our Smart Legal Strategies approach can be combined with Politically Oriented Advocacy to greatly increase success in killing bad development.  Because the attorneys in the CEDS network specialize in helping people preserve their neighborhoods through land use, zoning and environmental laws, CEDS clients win more cases at a lower cost.  But the real key to our much higher success rate is the research we do, which few outside our network perform, through a CEDS Strategy Analysis.

CEDS Strategy Analysis Key to Quickest, Least Expensive Way of Stopping Harmful Growth

Many of our clients opt for a CEDS Initial Strategy Analysis where we identify the best approach to stop development threatening a neighborhood by:

  • Documenting project impacts,
  • Identifying all permits-approval the project requires,
  • Determining which permit-approval gives our clients the best chance of victory, 
  • Seeking Equitable Solutions for each impact and negotiate with the applicant or regulators to win adoption of the solution, 
  • Mobilizing the public support elected officials need to force adoption of our Equitable Solutions or to deny approval for an excessive threat to neighborhood health, safety and tranquility, 
  • Help our clients find the best lawyer in the CEDS Good Attorneys network to prevent issuance of a key permit or other approval, and 
  • We can then, if needed, help you raise the funds required to fight the good fight.

For a no-cost initial discussion of options for winning land development battles and defending your neighborhood from any threat contact CEDS at 410-654-3021 or Help@ceds.org. For further detail on how CEDS wins battles jeopardizing a  neighborhoods see How To Win Land Development Issues, our free 300-page book by CEDS president Richard Klein.

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Courts Uphold Megalandfill Defeat!!!
Red Lion golf course preserved, for now
Gas station defeated in Indianapolis
Colorado transmission line route defeated
Leland, NC annexation traffic congestion & school overcrowding impacts averted
Heath, Ohio golf course & neighborhood walking trails partially preserved & enhanced
Pawleys Island, SC gas station application withdrawn
Tennessee Landfill Defeated
Ohio truck stop rejected due to health & economic impact concerns
Water park defeated in drought-stricken California
Sarasota FL gas station rezoning denied
Sonoran desert preserve protections won
Saving most biodiverse U.S. river; First round won
Sumner, WA gas station application withdrawn
Urbana, MD mixed-use rezoning application withdrawn
Connecticut warehouse defeated
Dog kennel noise prompts denial
Castle Rock CO gas station-convenience store application withdrawn
Georgia Megalandfill DEFEATED
Missouri Truck Stop Proposal Withdrawn
Sonoran golf course preserved
Carmel Healthy Neighborhoods Alliance wins gas station battle
Car wash proposed after gas station-liquor store defeated
Annexation & Your Small Farm: What Now?
Best gas station health impact testimony
Aurora IL residents protected from gas station health impacts
Apple Mountain Residents Win Gas Station Battle
Fresno liquor store proliferation victory
Massive Solar Farm Defeated in Florida
How the Effects of Food Swamps & Gas Stations Combine to Harm Public Health
Farm & River Buffer Preserved from Road & Cut-Thru Traffic
San Antonio TX Neighborhood Protected from Gas Station Impact
Gas Station 500-Foot Safety Zone Law Upheld
Wildfire &Sprawl: How Residential Sprawl into High Risk Areas Increases Wildfire Jeopardizing Public Safety
Reno, NV: Poorly Planned Massive Sprawl Development Defeated
Flawed recycling material recovery facility (MRF) defeated
Neighborhood Cut-Thru Traffic: An example of how a neighborhood street was protected from a massive increase in cut-thru traffic
Scenic View & Stormwater Pollution: An example of how to ensure proposed development achieves scenic view preservation and stormwater runoff pollution prevention
Taking Control of Growth: A guide for community association leaders