National Public Radio recently broadcast a story about a developing trend in suburban residential communities called “development-supported agriculture.”   The story highlighted two communities, one located in Fort Collins here in Colorado, Bucking Horse, and a second located outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Serenbe Farms.  These communities and approximately 200 others like them across the country focus on the demand for local agricultural products by replacing traditional community amenities such as pools and golf courses with farmland, livestock facilities and related infrastructure.  One of Otten Johnson’s clients, The Canyons, is planning to include a farm amenity in its development.  Located just south of Denver in the northern Douglas County community of Castle Pines, the Canyons’ “active, life-enriching experience” will include farming.

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Jim Johnson assists real estate owners and developers in complex land use and development matters, including disputes regarding entitlement approvals and eminent domain. As part of Jim’s practice, he often represents clients in the acquisition of real property, in securing annexation, zoning, subdivision…

Jim Johnson assists real estate owners and developers in complex land use and development matters, including disputes regarding entitlement approvals and eminent domain. As part of Jim’s practice, he often represents clients in the acquisition of real property, in securing annexation, zoning, subdivision or other local governmental approvals and in the negotiation of construction and design contracts. Jim’s litigation practice includes representing land owners in Rule 106 actions challenging local government decisions surrounding annexation, zoning and subdivision issues. Jim also represents land owners facing the threat of eminent domain, in pre-condemnation planning, valuation issues and condemnation proceedings.