Additional Factors in Project Feasibility

Companies, especially those in real estate development, have developed comprehensive due diligence/feasibility processes to determine if a project is a go or no-go. But even the best due diligence/feasibility processes we’ve seen lack an understanding of the ‘political’ elements impacting a project, which often results in one of two scenarios: …

What’s a Docket & Why Should You Care?

The annual comprehensive plan amendment cycle (a/k/a the “DOCKET”) in Washington’s cities and counties is the primary opportunity for real estate investors, developers and small businesses to better their return on investment by changing the applicable future land use designation and/or zoning on their property. RELY ON OUR EXPERTISE. Toyer …

Should Washington Encourage Night Hauling

Should Washington Encourage Night Hauling? The greater Seattle metro area is experiencing a tremendous amount of economic growth, which when coupled with the state’s growth management laws (constraining developable areas) and notorious traffic congestion should lead to the question: “What if communities required new industrial and commercial construction to haul …

First Ever #EconDev Survey of Micropolitans

Our company believes that micropolitans have tremendous growth opportunities ahead, which is why we’ve focused our economic development services on their needs. And that why we’re also doing the first ever economic development (#econdev) survey just for the nation’s 551 micropolitans (list of micropolitans). The benefit to participating micropolitans is …

What Do You See?

Looking at this picture, what do you see? You may see a typical suburb.  Or a small town in flyover country.  Both answers would be correct! However, when we look at the picture we see: The commuting patterns that are impacted by zoning decisions The small business that is trying …