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Land Use Planning and Real Estate Development

"John has been instrumental in securing entitlements and permits for many of my  real estate development projects in the Santa Cruz area over the last 30 + years.  He has provided excellent  project coordination/management  and facilitated the development review process in an efficient and successful manner.  He has a thorough  understanding of the laws and policies governing development, the practices and procedures of local government agencies  and has excellent relationships with government staff members." 

Bill Brooks

Brooks Properties

Development Feasibility Analyses                                                             Use Permits/Variances

Project Planning                                                                                           Annexation

Site Selection                                                                                                Coastal Permits

Site Design                                                                                                    Green Standards Compliance

Project Management                                                                                   Sustainable Design

Permit Processing/Entitlements                                                                Land Divisions

Lot Legality/Certificate of Compliance                                                      Code Violation Resolution

Development Team Formation, Coordination and Management      

Municipal Planning

Housing Elements

Specific Plans

Design Guidelines

General Plan Updates

Zoning Ordinances

Community Planning

Community Workshops

"I have had the pleasure of working with John Swift for over 20 years.  We have worked together on many projects and I find him to be extremely competent, friendly, communicative and very well versed.  There is no doubt that his knowledge and understanding of land use & development are a great asset to any project and I highly recommend his services."

Robert Deacon

Monterey Bay Properties

Environmental Planning

CEQA Compliance

NEPA Compliance

Environmental Impact Reports (EIR's)

Biotic Reports

Geotechnical Engineering

Wetland Deliniation

Trust for Public Land (TLP) Interface

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