Land Use Planning

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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 highly 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.

Land Use Planning


  • Due Diligence Investigations/Feasibility Studies
  • Development Code Review/Site Planning
  • Commercial/Retail/Industrial Development Plans
  • Residential Plat/Subdivision Design
  • Master Planned Communities
  • Impact & Permit Fee Estimating
  • Construction Permit Processing
  • Licensing/Registrations/Reporting
  • Sub consultant & Contractor Coordination
  • Pre-Application Meetings
  • Land Use Entitlements/Zoning Review
  • Environmental Review (SEPA/CEQA)
  • Site Plan Review/Design Review
  • Special Use Permits/Conditional Use Permits
  • Variances/Exceptions/Departures
  • Zone Changes/Comprehensive Plan Amendment
  • Public Hearing Testimony/Client Representation
  • Environmental Compliance Services