31 March

Environmental Assessment

What Are Environmental Checklists? In California, we have an environmental law – California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – that requires most every proposed project has an assessment of potential environmental impacts.  This assessment would evaluate any impacts relative to traffic, …

24 March

Due Diligence Periods

What Gets Reviewed in DD? In previous posts, we talked about the due diligence period – also known as the feasibility period – which is the time allowed for a land buyer to vet out all issues and assumptions.  The …

17 March

Entitlement Process

Why Community Outreach? In the entitlement process, you are essentially seeking to obtain a project approval from the local jurisdiction’s political bodies – the planning commission and/or city council.  These politicians will listen to the conclusions and recommendations of the …

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