Land Use Consultants in Medford OregonFeasibility and Project Analysis

Each planning project begins with a feasibility analysis so we can provide our clients with a planning project proposal to determine the best potential development possibilities for each property in question. Our feasibility analysis includes lot legality review, overview of existing conditions, identification of any areas of special concern or overlays, and archival research and evaluation of previous planning files. These feasibility analyses help us determine the appropriate land use possibilities for our clients, giving them a workable outline in how to proceed through the government process, as well as an estimate of costs and fees.

Urban Land Use Planning Applications

We prepare and submit land use planning applications with Findings of Fact for zone changes, annexations, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, site plan reviews, and more. During this process, we work with a variety of experts and specialists to find solutions for our clients’ land use and planning issues.

Rural Land Use Planning Applications

Our planners gather the information needed for all feasibilities and resource land use planning applications. With that information, our planners prepare and submit applications for homesite approvals, partitions (ie: Measure 49), property line adjustments, setback exceptions, aggregate resources, farm uses, forest uses, accessory structures, conditional use permits, home occupations, zone changes, Measure 49 processes and applications, and more.

GIS and GPS Mapping

Example of floodplains

Floodplain & Floodway

Richard Stevens & Associates, Inc. has the latest technology to prepare accurate, detailed, high-quality maps using GIS and GPS. All land use applications require some mapping, and using our GIS information, obtained through Jackson County, allows us to demonstrate proposals or issues affiliated with each property. When used in combination with our portable GPS unit, our site visits help us gather valuable information, which we combine with the GIS data to make required maps for land use applications. This process assists us in providing a complete property analysis for the land use application process.