Land Use, Planning and Entitlements

Our land use practice includes obtaining entitlements for new commercial, residential and mixed-use projects, as well as those that are expanding or being repurposed and redeveloped. We oversee all aspects of land use due diligence. We plot the course to obtain federal, state and local government approvals, as well as successfully defend legal challenges to approved projects and entitlements. Our expertise includes working with local governments, state agencies and commissions, such as State Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Land Use, Planning and Entitlement Services

  • Discretionary Approvals
    • General Plan, Specific Plan, Zoning, Use Permits, Subdivisions, Community Plan Amendment, Annexation, LAFCO Proceedings
  • Environmental Planning Regulatory Agencies
    • ACOE, USFWS, EDFG, RWQCB, SWRCB, Coastal Commission, Local Boards and Districts
  • Vested Rights and Development Agreements
    • CEQA, NEPA, Historic Preservation, Water Supply, Global Warming, In-Fill
  • Dedications, Exactions, Special Taxes and Fees
  • Affordable Housing
  • Infrastructure Financing, Special Districts and Mello-Roos Districts
  • Redevelopment and Reuse
  • Litigation – Entitlement, Development Agreements and Eminent Domain