Introduction “Special resources” refers to a broad category of items that make the property and/or buildings unique. The property may be the habitat for an endangered reptile, or a building may have been the childhood home of a former president. It may be a special habitat for migrating birds, or it may have unique aesthetic qualities. Many of these resources are protected. Thus, land development is restricted by law. These restrictions could impact the plans for property development and defuse the developer’s intended use for the land.