Conducting a proper and thorough due diligence is essential for investors to understand the risks and benefits of a land purchase. It’s an exercise that provides critical insight so that the right decision is easy to make.
Florida is a high growth state with strong laws on private property rights. Sometimes the residents of a neighborhood may need help representing their needs when growth may impede on their way of life, and Planner on Call is here for you too.
Good public engagement is a crucial step in the planning process. We are experienced in taking your project to the community and working to build consensus.
A community’s Comprehensive Plan sets the rules for the growth of a community for decades, and sometimes needs to be adjusted. Our team specializes in drafting and processing both map and text amendments and will represent your application through the process at the local and state level. .
Misty Servia is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and can provide expertise in the form of a report, or as a witness on best planning practices and the application of specific land regulations.
If you need expert witness testimony or reports in the following areas, Misty can help: land development issues, zoning regulations, entitlements, master plan communities and open space. .
Public hearings are formal meetings where testimony is heard from all interested parties on a land development application and other local issues. Conveying a professional planning opinion to a City Council or County Commissioner is an important part of the process and one of our strengths. .
Having the proper zoning is a fundamental requirement of land use. Sometimes the zoning is appropriate, but a Special Exception approval is required. In either case, we will develop, file, and represent the application. Our experience will allow us to properly negotiate the details with the local government to achieve your goals.
We're experienced in researching and developing code regulations and comprehensive plan language needed to support and guide land development. Our experience includes developing processes to innovatively engage citizen participation, codified updates that reflect new laws, community lifestyle changes, such as reduced parking needs in urbanized areas, and specific development projects that require text support or ways of defining the land use.