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Entitlement Services / Strategies

Kimley-Horn helps developers secure lucrative entitlements that increase the value and potential of their properties.

Navigating a course through complex and subjective approvals is a fundamental step in advancing a project and securing long-term value for your property.

If your site needs annexation, an Environmental Impact Report, general plan amendment, rezoning, planned development permit, conditional use permit, variance or development agreement, you’ll need to know both the regulator and political steps required to secure these approvals.

Taking proactive control of the entitlement process can maximize future rights and flexibility, reduce your approval and litigation risk, and minimize development constraints—resulting in faster approvals, less risk of denial, higher development densities, larger developable areas, longer vesting of development rights, and lower legal and construction costs. Improve your bottom line by finding a partner who specializes in developing successful entitlement strategies.

Optimizing Value

With imaginative, aggressive, development-friendly leaders, Kimley-Horn has helped clients in some of the most restrictive development climates propel ambitious or faltering deals into win-win scenarios. Instead of simply asking an agency what the approval process will be, we understand the regulatory and political details required to draft a comprehensive entitlement roadmap. We understand how to optimize the value of a property while providing responsive, quality development consulting.

While we offer the resources of a large firm, it’s our connections to local municipalities and decision-makers that set us apart. The trust built through these long-time relationships allows us to quickly resolve issues and keep a project on track. When it comes to making your development viable and valuable, Kimley-Horn’s extensive experience and widespread local knowledge will save you time and money.