Professional architects, engineers, surveyors and builders have more important responsibilities than standing in line at the City Planning and Building Department.

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Decades of Bay Area Experience and Expertise

CITYshapers streamlines the permit and land use entitlement process. During the past 20 years, we’ve seen it all. We can plan an effective permit strategy for a wide range of project types.

Insider’s perspective

CITYshapers' staff and associates are former municipal regulators, commission members, and long-term residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have a "behind the scenes" perspective on the regulatory review and permit approval process. We give our clients the insights and information necessary for effective decision making.

Popular Services

CITYshapers provides land use entitlement planning, permit streamlining and compliance services. We’ve been performing the following services for more than 2 decades.

  • Expedited Permitting
  • Historic Permit Research and Analysis
  • Zoning and Building Code Compliance
  • Land Use Entitlement Planning
  • Change of Use & Occupancy Permits
  • Property Owner Representation
  • Public Hearing Presentations
  • Project Advocacy
  • Building Permit Streamlining
  • Owner/Builder Permits
  • Community and Neighborhood Outreach
  • Planning & Zoning Process Expertise
  • Conditional Use Permit Applications
  • Conditional Use Authorizations
  • Special Use Applications
  • Variances Applications
  • Design Review Applications
  • Historic Preservation and Landmark Applications
  • Discretionary Review Applications
  • Zoning Appeal Applications
  • Planning Commissions Applications
  • Zoning Adjustment Board Applications
  • Zoning Clearance Applications
  • Zoning Determination Requests
  • Administrative Use Determinations
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit Applications