18 August

Project Approvals

Why A Specific Plan?
In a previous post, we mentioned that a project approval may be for a “specific plan”, which does not provide for street and lot layouts like a tentative tract map, but yet it can be

11 August

Entitlement Process

What Gets Approved?
In the entitlement process, a developer is essentially asking the local jurisdiction to approve a project. For housing, a common document that gets submitted for review and approval is a tentative tract map (TTM).  This TTM

30 June

Project Approvals

Planning Commission vs City Council?
As we have talked about in previous posts, the entitlements or discretionary project approvals are decided upon by the political bodies of local government.  These political bodies are almost always the Planning Commission (PC)

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