Define the initial project goals and development program. Understand opportunities, implications, and effects of the local jurisdiction’s entitlement components, such as the following as applicable: Comprehensive / Growth Management Plan (Future Land Use Designation), Zoning District with design criteria, Overlay Districts, Conditional Uses, Variances, Joint Planning Areas, Special Districts, and any other relevant planning processes/constraints. With a holistic understanding completed, Appian outlines the entitlements strategy with schedule moving forward as the overall horizontal team leader.
As a result of our proven track record, we are well respected by governmental staffs and elected officials. These relationships enhance project related governmental associations regarding the overall development approval processes of properties throughout Florida. Examples include multiple cases of successful representation involving comprehensive planning future land use amendments, rezoning, planned developments, special exceptions, variances, conditional use permits, assisting in development agreements, development orders, annexation agreements, and concurrency approvals in the areas of school capacity, transportation, and utilities as well as other permitting/entitlement issues in numerous jurisdictions including past work with Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs).