Aaron Dunlap brings a multifaceted perspective to his work on behalf of land use clients, including private developers and governmental bodies. Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Aaron worked for a Florida municipality, the Florida state land planning agency, and in private practice focused on land use and zoning issues. His insider’s understanding of each party’s priorities helps him find common ground and collaborate to craft solutions that benefit his clients.
Aaron is experienced in representing clients on land use and zoning matters before elected officials and local governmental boards and commissions concerning real estate development matters, drafting zoning code and comprehensive plan amendments, and navigating the public hearing process in municipalities throughout Florida. Additionally, his local government experience also encompasses ordinance drafting, implementation of new legislation, Florida Sunshine Law and Public Records Act matters, as well as assisting clients with code enforcement compliance and other quasi-judicial matters.
His previous experience with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity gives him special insight into large-scale state land planning and real estate development issues such as sector plans, developments of regional Impact (DRIs), the requirements and challenges to developing property in areas of critical state concern (ACSC), as well as handling the complexities of state and local agencies in obtaining real estate development entitlements and approvals.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Aaron Dunlap