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 …

How We Helped This Business (and Could Help Yours)

We recently helped a small business, The Grayson, resolve a zoning compliance matter that threatened to shut them down because their c0-housing solution to long term rentals for corporate relocation clients was defined as a “hotel” despite the fact it’s a far cry from a hotel. Since it would be …

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 …

You Don’t Know You Need Us (Until You Do)

We’re a land use and economic development company.  Most people aren’t sure what that means, but essentially we have three types of clients: Developers – we help developers get the permits and approvals then need (especially difficult ones) in a timely manner.  We also help them analyze and select locations …