Planning & Entitlement

San Ysidro – This existing Apartment Complex in San Ysidro needs a major face lift. With the help of State of California redevelopment bond money, the site/units are being proposed to be upgraded. A Planning study was needed in schematic design format to meet the 5-10% unit count being ADA compliant (currently none of them are ADA compliant). The schematic will then be used to help put together budget amounts needed and then ultimately construction plans will be created.

San Pasqual Valley, County of San Diego – A 200-plus-acre ranch property off Bandy Canyon Road in the beautiful San Pasqual Valley, which was previously scorched by the 2007 wildfires.The owners envisioned an upgraded master-planned site with additional cabins, barns, paved roads and parking, bridges and an onsite amphitheater(with wine vineyards throughout). A plan was also put into place with SANDAG for the adjacent creek wetlands restoration project. The proposed wetland upgrades to the creek can be sold to SANDAG for future mitigation needed for the various highway projects.Read More
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Spring Valley – The piece of raw land is a unique site located between two arterial roads. It is being proposed as an overflow parking lot for the commercial center across the street. A site development permit is needed with the County of San Diego planning department, to entitle this land for the parking use. Conceptual landscape plans are also part of the approval process. Once approved, conditions of approval can be given for the project and construction documents can be prepared.

Poway – 2 large Parcels in the beautiful rolling hills of Poway are being proposed for development by one owner of both lots. The planning MDRA (Minor development review application) process at the City requires slope analysis studies to help preserve a portion of the land in Open Space, while still proposing enough grading to get a desirable custom home site. Environmental concerns also limit the development area, so the planning process becomes one of the most important aspects of the overall design. Once City planning has been approved, construction documents can be performed.Read More
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Lakeside – This project required a major use permit with the county planning department to change an existing horse ranch to a 49 unit mobile home park. Once the discretionary major use permit is approved the units can be mapped and construction plans can be processed with the county.

This oceanfront site is over 1/2 acre and located in Ocean Beach. A Discretionary Permit was needed for the proposed demolition of the existing Apartments, along with the new development of 12 condominiums, with underground parking. The surrounding alley’s were vacated, allowing for a slightly higher density. All entitlements for the new development, including a final condo map were obtained or support was provided by Florez Engineering. Public improvements proposed are new sidewalks as well as additional funds to the City of San Diego for improvements of the surrounding parkland.Read More