Application Prep and Representation
Land Use Permit application preparation and representation at local review proceedings is a core service of the firm. Our philosophy is that applications that are well structured and thorough ultimately save clients time and money in the review process. Proper structure is attained by a having a thoroughgoing understanding of a local government’s procedures as set forth in their respective land development codes but also understanding how the local procedures connect with State appeal processes. A thorough and well structured application increases the likelihood of a positive staff recommendation and reduces the likelihood of appeal on contested cases. When CSA applications are appealed to LUBA, we tend to have a high rate of success and only on very rare occasions have our clients ended up with remands that cannot be handled in relatively straightforward terms.