Why Navigating Through the "Land Use Maze" Requires Expert Help.
In a perfect world, you should be able to deal with the City, County and State yourself to complete a project or to correct a code compliance issue in a timely, inexpensive manner. Sometimes people try, and they often get in over their heads, spending far too much time and money. Worse, the success rate of going it alone is not very good. That's because they didn't start with the proper framework, and it just got worse from there.
Others feel they have their own people to handle the project, or they know better, and while the sucess rate is better than going it alone, they still have to battle through it, often spending far too much money. Many times, they fail or give up because they end up spinning around in a process that pulled them in like a tornado, taking in their money and time and making it all disappear.
Still others go the route of contacting an attorney and getting "legal". This ends negotiating or working to produce a solution. That's because, while there are volumes of codes and ordinances, much of it can be interpreted and creatively worked out as it relates to a project or code compliance case. Contacting an attorney shuts this off and turns it into a strictly legal matter with both sides stiffening their backs.
I am not an attorney. I am a land use consultant. That gives me more flexibility to work with staff, officials and elected representatives. In addition, I know codes and ordiances and have experience in providing creative solutions to hurdles and roadblocks. I can frame your project properly at the beginning and do the proper analysis to come up with a plan and strategy that will work for you.
Whatever your project is, you do not have to go it alone, and certainly don't go in blindly! Using a consultant that is experiencd in land use pays off!