From market rate to mixed-income to 100% affordable, Urbanomics has provided land use services for more than 100 unique apartment projects across a dozen local jurisdictions.
The condo boom of the mid-2000s and the condo conversions that followed involved our skillful application of State and local laws to keep projects moving and risks down on more than 3 dozen projects.
Small Lot Subdivisions
Urbanomics has an in-place team that works on Small-Lot Subdivisions. With our land use and permitting partner firms we provide start to finish services from feasibility to final map recording.
For more than 12 years, our team has worked on nearly two dozen high-rise and skyscraper projects in the City of Los Angeles. We understand the unique land use and project management demands of executing large projects with multiple participants on the team.
As office space demands have shifted from conventional to creative layouts and from consolidated to co-working, our team has dealt with a variety of land use challenges as the market has stretched the definitions of offices in the zoning code.
Retail is shifting from product to place, from price per square foot to people per trip, and from old school to omni-channeling. In the process, we have evaluated and entitled projects ranging from brick and mortar stores to experiential, food & drink and entertainment-oriented shopping.
Urbanomics keeps close tabs on updates to land use and zoning regulations as cities struggle to keep up with the demand for mixed-use, pedestrian oriented development. Our team has worked on roughly 50 mixed-use projects in Southern California with a 100% success rate.
Hotels, Restaurants, Bars & Distilleries
Our team has a hospitality arm with an extensive range of product experience from boutique hotels to restaurants and innovative bar concepts across Los Angeles. Urbanomics was instrumental in the City of LA’s recognition of modern craft distilleries and in bringing them out of heavy industrial zoning and into iconic locations across the City.
For 15 years, Urbanomics has provided studies on the changing face of industry in California, from goods movement to vertically-integrated light-industrial projects. We have worked on industrial projects in all five counties in the Los Angeles urbanized region of Southern California.
Houses of Worship
Urbanomics has successfully entitled projects involving the legalization, change of use, reduction in parking or change in tenancy for various houses of worship ranging from Orthodox Synagogues to properties held by the United Methodist Church.
Recreational / Entertainment
With a background in theme parks, special effects, ride design and motion pictures, our team has the expertise to lead inventive entertainment, amusement and participatory attractions. We have worked with operators of escape rooms, theme parks and family entertainment centers.
Schools, Colleges and Universities
Our experience working with the Cal State System and the LA Community College District resulted in successfully projects, coordinating with both State regulatory entities and local city departments and agencies.
Urbanomics team members have entitled or advanced entitlements on more than 200 ground-up projects across Southern California.
Adaptive Reuse & Changes of Use
Since not all development requires new construction, we have provided expertise to evaluation, entitlement and development of adaptive reuse projects, changes in use and value-add remodels.
The regulatory landscape is complex enough that many owners don’t know they have violations until they receive a citation. Our team has worked to legalize and/or resolve compliance issues for unpermitted dwelling units, improper change of use, setback violations and insufficient parking.
Property Owner and Buyer
We have worked with nearly 400 property owners and prospective property owners across Southern California, ranging from large institutional owners to “mom and pop” real estate investors.
Urbanomics’ team members have worked with approximately 150 developers, both locally-based and others with offices in the Great Lakes and East Coast who need a team that thoroughly understands LA and can operate efficiently with the local jurisdictions.
Urbanomics provides Conditional Use Permits and Plan Approvals for business ventures ranging from restaurants to bars and from hotels to craft distilleries.
We have experience working with non-profit clients and partner organizations to get child care centers, churches and schools approved.