Anne F. Campbell

Land Use Analyst

  • Overview


    Anne Campbell is a land use analyst with over 30 years of professional land use experience. She is nationally accredited as a professional planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

    Research and Analysis

    As a member of Robinson+Cole’s Real Estate + Development Group, Anne prepares analyses of municipal land use ordinances and processes to help a client assess the best and most viable use of property. She performs due diligence research and analysis of municipal land use regulations for various development and redevelopment projects, and for the acquisition, leasing and financing of commercial, residential and mixed-use properties.

    Land Use Applications

    Anne is responsible for the preparation of applications for municipal zoning, subdivision, and inland wetlands approvals, as well as submissions to advisory agencies such as architectural review boards, conservation commissions, and historic district commissions. She prepares comprehensive zoning narratives which report project data, along with any findings and recommendations from the client’s design and traffic consultants. Prior to and during the municipal review process, she communicates regularly with clients, public officials, and interested parties to advance the client's goals and to build consensus. Anne assists clients on managing communication by and between project surveyors, engineers, architects, and environmental consultants. She reviews draft plans and reports by others to ensure the proposal complies with zoning, master plan and other applicable regulatory criteria, and the information presented to the public is clear and complete.

    Anne has assisted a range of clients, such as private schools, non-profit organizations, developers, supermarket chains, and hospitals, with obtaining the municipal approvals necessary to achieve their development goals.

    Her land use experience has included positions in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Anne served as land use director for a prominent Greenwich law firm, where she secured complex zoning approvals for commercial developers, institutional clients such as hospitals, schools, and other nonprofit organizations, as well as homeowners with environmentally-sensitive sites. She has served as a municipal planner, and as the interim executive director of the City of Stamford Urban Redevelopment Commission in the completion of critical local planning and zoning approvals for the Gateway District urban renewal zone (UBS corporate headquarters). Anne has also worked as a development associate for a national residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and as a planner for a leading Stamford survey, engineering, and land planning firm.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Aided private schools through municipal site plan, special permit and special exception approvals for major campus improvements, including new classrooms, indoor athletic facilities and site infrastructure.

      • Supported non-profit food pantry in securing needed land use approvals for a new facility for an existing food and clothing distribution center despite significant neighborhood opposition.

      • Assisted private equity firm client with securing necessary permits and approvals for substantial rehabilitation of a non-conforming building for use as its national headquarters.

      • Obtained municipal inland wetlands and coastal site plan approvals for institutions and private residences on environmentally sensitive sites.

      • Assisted a national pharmaceutical company with obtaining the necessary zoning, subdivision and inland wetlands approvals for the disposition of its excess research and development facilities.

      • Helped a Northeast supermarket chain secure municipal zoning variances for signage at two sites in Norwalk, Connecticut.

      • Prepared municipal applications for successful resubdivision of property for donation of land by a Fortune 500 utility company to a city for a new school.

      • Secured administrative certificates for zoning compliance for a new outpatient diagnostic and treatment center for a  leading Connecticut hospital.

      • Conducted due diligence research and analysis of land use regulations and prior approvals in connection with the creation of common interest ownership communities in New Canaan and Hartford, Connecticut.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Institute of Certified Planners

      American Planning Association
    • Presentations


      "Landscape and Structure Preservation," co-presented with Charles E. Janson, at the American Planning Association National Planning Conference, Planning in Motion, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City (5/9/2017)
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      "Jetties, Docks, Seawalls, Littoral Rights, Waterfront Homes, Spartina, and More," at Robinson & Cole's Coastal Considerations and Regulatory Reality Breakfast Seminar (7/14/2009)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • May 31, 2017

        Real Estate + Development Group Presents at APA 2017 National Planning Conference

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      • April 8, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Participates in APA Meeting in New York City

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      • December 2, 2010

        National Association of Realtors Honors LandLaw Partner and Firm

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