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Planning Services

NorthPoint’s Planning Department provides an impressive combination of education and experience, bringing creativity, character and thought to provide project solutions.

We take pride in our ability to identify the issues associated with a proposal, be attentive listeners, pose creative solutions, and effectively guide clients through the entitlement maze.

Our firm works with clients to ensure compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements and handles all agency approval processes.


  • Due Diligence/Feasibility Studies

  • Land Use Entitlement Services

    • Land Use Planning

    • Lot Line Adjustments and Subdivisions

    • Use Permits

    • Coastal Development Permits

    • Special Permits

    • Zoning Clearance Certificates

    • Variances

    • Emergency Permits

    • Permit Violation Resolutions

  • CEQA/NEPA Compliance

    • Exemptions, FONSIs, Initial Studies, Environmental Assessments

    • Mitigation and Monitoring Plans

    • Technical Studies

      • Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Analysis (CalEEMod Software)

      • Noise Studies

      • Traffic Studies

      • Biological/Botany Studies

      • Hydrology and Water Quality Studies

      • Water Supply and Demand Studies

    • Agency Coordination/Consultation

  • State Water Resources Control Board Permits

    • Cannabis Cultivation Program Compliance (enrollment, management plans, water rights registration)

    • Small Drinking Water Systems

  • SMARA Mine Compliance and Reporting

  • Economic and Community Development Planning

  • Grant Application and Administration

  • Environmental Permitting (see Environmental Services)

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