Planning

Waldrop’s Planning Department provides the full range of planning services for our diverse private and public sector clientele. We specialize in the preparation and processing of all types of entitlement actions, including Comprehensive Plan Amendments, rezonings, annexations, administrative actions, variances and special exceptions. We are also experienced in modifications to Developments of Regional Impact post-Community Planning Act adoption, and are adept at applying the new requirements to a variety of complex projects. We also provide a range of services to local governments, including Land Development Code amendments, Comprehensive Plan updates, community facilitation, and assistance on special projects and studies. Our Planning Team is on the leading edge of local and state changes impacting the regulatory environment, including impact fee updates, mobility studies, government-initiated Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan amendments, and legislative changes that affect our Client’s projects and their decisions.

ENTITLEMENTS
  • Due Diligence Analysis
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Rezonings
  • Developments of Regional Impact (Abandonment, ADA and Monitoring)
  • Downtown, Brownfield and Pre- and Post-Disaster Redevelopment
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Data & Analysis
  • Administrative Actions & Insubstantial Changes
  • Annexations
  • Special Exceptions
  • Variances
  • Permit Monitoring and Compliance Support
PUBLIC SECTOR PLANNING SERVICES
  • Land Development Code Updates and Amendments
  • Comprehensive Plan Updates and Amendments
  • Evaluation and Appraisal Reports and EAR-Based Amendments
  • Corridor Overlays and Land Use Studies
  • Community Outreach, Visioning and Facilitation
  • Special Projects
EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY and LITIGATION SUPPORT
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Eminent Domain
  • Bert Harris Actions
  • Litigation Support
COMMUNITY PLANNING
  • Community Plan Preparation and Updates
  • Public Workshop Facilitation
  • Land Development Code Regulations and Enhanced Design Standards
  • Grant Writing