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 a …

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 is …

28 May

Specific Plans

What is the Purpose of Specific Plans? In a previous post, we talked about the General Plan Land Use and Zoning Classifications providing the framework for the potential development uses on a property.  Zoning standards will typically dictate the allowable …

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