Land Use and Entitlement
The Rancho Mission Viejo team integrates a number of disciplines to help achieve its land use and entitlement needs including expert compliance with local, state and federal regulations, state and federal resource agency negotiations, innovative land use planning, legal review, and strategic governmental relations and community relations/outreach.
Through this comprehensive approach, the Rancho Mission Viejo team was successful in implementing a multi-habitat, multi-species and wetlands planning program designed to create an open space reserve system which now provides protection for sensitive flora and fauna species, as well as jurisdictional waters and riparian habitats. This program replaced the more typical species-by-species and wetlands impact analysis and permitting practiced by others. Today, the product of this effort is known as The Reserve at Rancho Mission.