Land Use Planning

Every jurisdiction in Oregon has development regulations based on a state model that governs development both within and outside of the Urban Growth Boundaries (UGB). These regulations are technically complex and require an understanding of land use, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, surveying, and project coordination. Also needed is familiarity with the requirements of both state and local wetlands, water quality regulations, natural resource protection and preservation, flood plain requirements, and other development-related regulations.

The ability to effectively perform land use planning and project development review requires knowledge of all of the aspects of the design and construction process, from pre-planning stages to final inspections. Emerio staff with combined backgrounds of architectural design, land use planning, and civil engineering provide clients the education and experience necessary to do the job effectively.

  • Commercial and office development
  • Comprehensive land use planning
  • Cost estimating
  • Development standards and guidelines
  • Local project review and procedures ordinance preparation
  • Mixed-use and residential development
  • Permitting coordination
  • Pre-application meetings
  • Project entitlement
  • Project management
  • Public Involvement
  • Residential entitlement and permitting
  • Sub-area planning
  • Trails, open space and resource planning