The team at Atzl, Nasher and Zigler know that our Professional Planning Staff is a critical need to successfully steer through the approval process.
Our Professional Planning service includes:
- Conceptual Design
- Environmental Planning
- Zoning Analysis, Zoning Amendments and New Zone District Regulations
- Feasibility Studies
- Permit Coordination and Processing
- Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
We can analyze site constraints and the surrounding area to assist clients in achieving a plan meeting their program objectives. We can also produce design alternatives providing cost effective solutions.
We provide clients with planning conclusions and design alternatives for future development scenarios and phases. Our expertise in assessing limitations and possible impacts enables our clients to select the appropriate course of action for their land use project.
ZONING ANALYSIS, AMENDMENTS & NEW ZONE DISTRICT REGULATIONS
Our staff has the experience needed to evaluate zoning regulations required for development. We offer experienced planning support for deviations from development regulations and alternative regulatory land use mechanisms. We can analyze zone change impacts on the community and existing development pattern. We can assist you in preparing new zone district regulations for your project.
We provide full planning services for preparation of SEQRA Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessment Forms. We diligently identify and address potential adverse impacts of proposed development. Our capabilities include analysis of impacts on ecology (habitat, geology, water resources, topography, soils) as well as assessment of visual, archeological, cultural and historic resources. We project the impacts to community services and prepare fiscal impact analyses detailing demographic changes, school system impacts, and cost-revenue calculations. We also conduct Natural Resource Assessments for site plan and subdivision applications.
PERMIT COORDINATION & PROCESSING
We can accommodate client needs regarding the coordination and processing of various local, State and Federal permits, including all NYSDEC Permit applications. We offer experienced agency coordination and build consensus on mitigation strategies and measures.
EXPERT TESTIMONY/LITIGATION SUPPORT
We possess expert qualifications and credentials for testimony before Planning and Zoning Boards, as well as Courts of Law. We are experienced in land use procedures and the legal process, as it relates to professional planning.