Planning + Development

As communities grow in both size and complexity, leaders must account for an expanding number of considerations to ensure their projects move forward as intended. Harris & Associates has a strong record of working with municipal leaders and developers to expedite project success.

With exceptional project management skills and a wealth of experience, Harris helps you navigate the range of land planning and development processes, including engineering, plan checking, zoning, and environmental compliance. We master the details so you can focus on creating a prosperous community for residents and businesses alike.

Your Best Interests come First 

Our priority is protecting your interests before, during, and after project planning and development. We help to ensure projects meet all conditions of approval and that developers fulfill their requirements. We act as your representatives in city forums, such as city council meetings, to provide clarity and answers about regulatory analysis.

When review processes are completed accurately and efficiently, it results in a win-win for agencies and developers—allowing cities and counties to grow with the long-term in mind.

Harris’ environmental team can also help to cover all facets of permitting and regulatory compliance. Our in-house CEQA practitioners include technical experts in a range of specialties, from biological resources to air quality, for comprehensive coverage.

A More Resilient Future

With Harris on board for the initial planning process, communities are better equipped to handle the unknown. We assist in proactive approaches to hazard mitigation planning, disaster risk reduction, climate change action planning, and more to promote safety and resilience.


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Harris & Associates is a proud charter member of the Envision® sustainable infrastructure rating system. This system provides a holistic framework for evaluating and rating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all types and sizes of infrastructure projects.