Entitlements and Permitting

Property development and ongoing license management have grown increasingly complex. With FCS, you can be confident that your project has everything it needs to move forward.

Case Study

CEQA FOR HEALDSBURG 110 DRY CREEK RD. HOTEL AND HOUSING

FCS prepared an IS/MND for a 126-room hotel and low-income housing development at 110 Dry Creek Road in the City of Healdsburg. The Applicant proposes to demolish five existing structures and construct a four-story, 84,075-square-foot hotel and 39 affordable multi-family units totaling 84,534 square feet on the 3.87-acre site.

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We understand that our clients’ needs change with each project, so FCS customizes the facilitation of your project’s entitlement and permitting processes—from vision to permit.

With our extensive experience working successfully with multiple government groups and agencies, we have the capability to function as either an extension of your staff on individual aspects of the process or as a completely outsourced full-service provider.

With a deep knowledge of the entitlements process and the communities we live and work in, FCS develops creative solutions to help our clients achieve their goals. Our experts do more than just facilitate and expedite the process—our in-depth understanding of the industry gives us the insight to identify areas of concern, customize solutions to suit your needs, and help you articulate your vision.

  • Code and Ordinance Reviews
  • Density Build-out Analysis
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Entitlements Processing
  • Historic Property Evaluations
  • License Management
  • Parking and Code Evaluations
  • Permit Management
  • Project Management
  • Site Constraints Review
  • Site Development Application Plans
  • Site Investigation Reports
  • Title Research
  • Zoning Designation Determinations

The FCS Entitlements and Permitting Team

Barbara Nelson, AICP

BARBARA NELSON, AICP

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Jason Brandman

JASON BRANDMAN

Director/Vice President, Environmental Services

Director/Vice President, Environmental Services

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Select Projects

Biological and Cultural Construction Monitoring Services for the AT&T SR-127 Fiber Optic Project

FCS provided biological and cultural resources preconstruction and construction monitoring services in support of the installation of approximately 12.25 miles of fiber optic conduit and cable between the unincorporated community of Baker and the U.S. Army National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California.

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Pre-construction Surveys and Permitting Services for the Oroville Walmart Supercenter Project

FCS conducted nesting bird surveys, prepared survey reports, and secured required regulatory permits for the Oroville Walmart Supercenter Project. The project proposed to develop an approximately 200,225-square-foot Walmart store and associated parking and infrastructure on a 20.75-acre site bounded by Feather River Boulevard (west); Cal Oak Road (north); 7th Avenue (east); and vacant, industrially zoned land (south) in the City of Oroville, in Butte County.

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CEQA for Healdsburg 110 Dry Creek Rd. Hotel and Housing

FCS prepared an IS/MND for a 126-room hotel and low-income housing development at 110 Dry Creek Road in the City of Healdsburg. The Applicant proposes to demolish five existing structures and construct a four-story, 84,075-square-foot hotel and 39 affordable multi-family units totaling 84,534 square feet on the 3.87-acre site.

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Environmental Services for The Conservation Center for Wildlife Care

FCS prepared technical studies (cultural resources, biological resources, air quality, and noise) in support of The Lawrence Ellison Foundation (LEF) original application submittal in 2013 and also reviewed provided comments on the County’s 2014 EIR on behalf of the LEF. Following the unanimous approval of the project, FCS is now providing biological, regulatory, project management, and entitlement processing services to support the proposed Conservation Center for Wildlife Care Project in Santa Clara County.

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How we can help

In an ever-changing regulatory and sustainability environment, FCS understands the challenges you face. Our highly qualified environmental specialists, energy management consultants, and technical experts deliver integrated, industry-specific solutions that move your project forward—so that you can focus on what matters.