Land Use & Development: Join Us On The Inside Track

Land Use and DevelopmentRHHS provides full-service counsel in the representation of land owners, builders, investors, developers, and receivers in all aspects of development entitlements, CEQA review, permit processing and related land use agreements for planned residential projects, urban residential and mixed-use developments, commercial developments, and retail and shopping centers. Our full range of services routinely includes:

  • Land acquisition and due diligence for proposed development projects.
  • Obtaining project entitlements from public agencies, including general plan amendments, specific plans, zoning changes, annexations, tentative map approvals, and related entitlements.
  • Preparing and negotiating entitlement related agreements such as development agreements, affordable housing agreements, school mitigation agreements and school site purchase agreements.
  • Representing clients regarding structuring public financing of improvements, including preparing and negotiating agreements with public agencies and private builders that affect infrastructure construction and cost-sharing, e.g., reimbursement and fee credit agreements, participation agreements, improvement and maintenance agreements, acquisition agreements and cost sharing agreements.
  • Responding to cities’ requests for payment of development impact fees and addressing legal issues related to financing mechanisms such as community facilities districts and assessment districts.
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