|Land Use Entitlement Services and Community Relations||Introduction|
Land Use Entitlement and Expediting Services
Urban Concepts is experienced in processing a wide variety of local, state and federal discretionary jurisdictional approvals, ranging from the local Building & Safety department permits, to Conditional use Permits, to the Federal Aviation Administration clearances. Through his experience as a former member of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and past Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Los Angeles, and his years of working with local jurisdictions and neighborhood associations, Bill Christopher is considered an expert in working with public agencies and private interests on planning and land use related matters. His knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act has led him to testify before the California Legislature on several occasions and to membership on the City's EIR Procedures Task Force.
Urban Concepts believes that the local community is an important consideration in any development project that is subject to discretionary review. Toward that end, Bill Christopher serves as a member and Past President of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles. Through a dialogue, we can assist in defining development strategies which meet the economic needs of a development project while alleviating many of the concerns of the affected neighbors.