We begin every project with the goal to understand our clients’ unique vision and apply our knowledge of municipal processes and development to achieve a comprehensive plan for success. We listen closely to determine the best direction, then design solutions that will work in both the physical and regulatory environment. We approach planning and design with a sense of stewardship to the environment and responsibility to our client, incorporating both form and function.

Land Use Planning & Entitlements

4Creeks’ planners provide start-to-finish assistance for your land development projects. From due diligence and preliminary meetings, to full entitlement submittal, we are ready to help. Our approach to land use planning and land development projects is holistic in nature, conducted by interdisciplinary teams. This approach to project management allows us to see each project from all angles and design a project with the end in mind. In order to gain insight into what people need, our team collects feedback from the community/communities affected by the project. Our unified approach offers accountability along every step of the way, resulting in more efficient products.

Areas of Expertise

  • Master planning
  • Commercial / Mixed Use /
    Residential / Industrial
  • Due diligence
  • 3D project renderings
  • Community planning / Site design

Agency Contract Planning

Our team understands working on the agency side of the counter.  We have years of experience working as contracted staff for various municipal agencies, so we understand the demands of the job and what we can do to make a difference. Our staff provides on-site and off-site contract city planning services to jurisdictions when an extension of staff or an outside view of a project is needed.  4Creeks utilizes private sector land development experience to communicate effectively with land developers regarding the goals, objectives, and policies of a government agency.  We are focused on working closely with existing city staff, listening to citizen concerns, and providing effective solutions to proposed projects. 4Creeks’ multi-disciplinary capabilities cover the professional services needed to deliver full review and analysis of projects, as well as offer innovative solutions with current and long range planning requests.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Zoning code updates
  • California Environmental
    Quality Act (CEQA) compliance
  • Development permits
  • Conditional use permits
  • Zone changes
  • General plan amendments
  • Parcel maps
  • Tentative subdivision maps

Environmental Planning

Our team has years of experience in preparing environmental compliance documents for private and public sector clients. We provide the required research, analysis, and mitigation strategies for projects to meet client and community needs, and allow for a project to move forward. 4Creeks’ planning staff have produced environmental documents for our clients that withstand opposition and get projects to the next steps in the development process.

Areas of Expertise

  • CEQA compliance
  • Air quality and greenhouse gas studies
  • Air quality impact assessments
  • Traffic impact studies

Policy Planning

The planners at 4Creeks provide innovative and practical solutions in long range planning documents for jurisdictions to make implementation more efficient and cost effective.  Our job is not to come to your community to tell you what needs to be done, but to come to your community and listen, ask questions, evaluate existing conditions, verify what we have heard, help conceptualize solutions, and then, based on what we have seen and heard, apply our experience to help the community decide what they want in their long range planning elements.

Areas of Expertise

  • Zoning ordinance updates
  • Specific plans
  • Development codes
  • Housing elements