Professionals of The Collaborative Firm combine knowledge and experience in policy, land use Planning, Development, and Community Engagement to assist clients with every aspect of the development process, including site analysis, conceptualization, and navigating the entitlement process. The end result is always the same: a quality development with support of the surrounding community.
Through a study of the local market and understanding of community land use goals and economic development desires, The Collaborative Firm empowers its clients to achieve a positive return on investment while developing high quality projects that meet the demands of the marketplace. Development conceptualization services include site selection analysis, land use analysis, charrettes and visioning workshops.
A strong background in local government serves as a firm foundation for The Collaborative Firm’s team of professionals, and enables us to guide development clients through the entirety of the entitlement process. Our multi-disciplinary staff of planners, engineers and architects effectively navigate the entitlement process alongside our clients to ensure timely delivery of first-class projects to the marketplace. The Firm also assists clients in securing various funding mechanisms, including Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Urban Enterprise Zones and Opportunitiy Zones.
Zoning ordinances and overlay districts are important tools for effectively guiding land use and development. Through appropriate regulations, a community can enhance development standards, manage growth, preserve natural and historic resources, generate economic development, and provide for the health and safety of its citizens.