Land Use Guidance

Transit-oriented development is increasingly trumpeted as the key to building vibrant urban neighborhoods, managing regional growth, stimulating economic development, and protecting environmental resources.  But in the absence of truly transit-supportive land use regulations, the lofty goals of TOD initiatives remain unrealized and the high costs of transit infrastructure investment are wasted.

Kevin Dwarka LLC advises both private and public sector clients on the complex web of land use and environmental regulations that undergird the land use development process as well as the installation of new transit facilities.

More specifically, the firm helps cities design their zoning codes and adopt public policies that incentivize developers to build walkable transit-oriented neighborhoods. We help transit-minded developers and property owners navigate the sometimes byzantine network of land use, environmental, and construction regulations from the point of site planning to the development approval process and all the way through the timely acquisition of building permits.

Land Use Consulting Services

  • Land Use Policy Design
  • TOD Design Guidelines
  • Green Building Regulations
  • Green Infrastructure Siting
  • Regional Smart Growth Strategies
  • Zoning Analysis
  • Rezoning Proposals
  • Development Rights
  • Development Approval Process (ULURP, SEQRA, NEPA, CEQR)