Land Planning

Many projects begin with an idea developed by a Land Use Planner. Whether it involves the conceptual design of a construction project, or the evaluation of municipal codes to determine how a project can be permitted, a qualified Land Use Planner plays an important role in getting a project off the ground successfully. Our staff of highly skilled Professional Land Use Planners, as well as Planning and CAD Technicians, is well qualified to perform initial project evaluations, design commercial and residential layouts, and complete the full range of environmental, zoning, and other permit applications to obtain governmental approvals.

The entitlement process and regulatory maze is constantly changing and varies by municipal jurisdiction. Our staff strives to understand all applicable governmental regulations and the associated permit process, and uses this knowledge to achieve the goals of our clients. We have a very successful track record for achieving discretionary permits and approvals throughout the United States, with emphasis on California, Oregon, and Washington. We are skilled at providing representation at public hearings and preparing presentations that enable us to respond effectively to project issues.



  • Initial Site Evaluations and Feasibility Studies
  • Conceptual Land Use Plans
  • Pre-Application Meetings with Agency Personnel
  • Preliminary Plat/Subdivision Design
  • Marketing Graphics, Exhibits, and Renderings
  • Completion of Development Checklist
  • Environmental Impact Statements (Draft and Final)
  • Entitlement Applications and Processing:
    • -Comprehensive Plan Amendments
      -Zone Changes
      -Special Use Permits/Conditional Use-Permits
      -Public Hearing Testimony/ Representation
  • Policy and Regulatory Code Evaluation
  • Review of Regulatory Decisions and Evaluation of Conditions
  • Community Master Plans
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Conceptual and Final Park/Recreation Plans
  • Urban Design
  • Homeowners' Association Documents
  • Declaration of Covenant Preparation
  • Construction Permits including NPDES and HPA
  • Client Representation with Ageny Personnel
  • Governmental Relations

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