Coastal Planning

Development in California’s coastal zone requires a nuanced approach and active collaboration with the California Coastal Commission (CCC) and other agencies. Our coastal planners are experts at coastal environmental planning and use decades of experience to help you successfully navigate the coastal planning and permitting process.

We know the coast.

We have a deep knowledge of California’s coastal laws, regulations, procedures, and policy interpretation. Our experienced coastal planners facilitate project planning, CCC approvals and permitting, Local Coastal Program (LCP) development, environmental documentation, and public outreach; as well as represent projects at local government and CCC proceedings. Drawing on positive, long-term working relationships with CCC staff, our coastal planners help you efficiently navigate CCC review.

We skillfully address issues including public access and recreation, coastal-dependent development, visitor-serving uses, visual quality, environmentally sensitive habitat protection, water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, sea-level rise, and neighborhood compatibility.

What We Do

Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.

  • CEQA/NEPA
  • Document Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • CCA And Local Coastal Program Policy Consistency Analysis
  • CCC Coordination
  • CCC Enforcement Actions
  • CCC Hearing Support
  • Coastal Development Permit Appeal Processing
  • Coastal Development Permit Application Processing
  • Federal Consistency Reviews
  • Habitat Restoration Coastal Development Permits
  • Local Coastal Program Amendments
  • Public Works Plans
  • Sea Level Rise And Coastal Hazards Planning
  • San Diego Trolley Extension

    Case Study

    The Mid-Coast Trolley will extend the existing Blue Line Trolley service––which currently terminates in Downtown San Diego––north to the University City community.

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