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City Land Use, Inc. (CLU) is a real estate development consultancy and lobbying firm that provides a full scope of land-use development proficiencies. Principals of CLU have served in appointed positions at the highest levels of State and Local Government and are well experienced in navigating the sensitive nexus between Government Agencies, politics, and communities. 

The company's entitlement strategists and community outreach team 

are headquartered on Abbot Kinney Blvd., in Venice Beach. Its plan check and building permit expediting team is officed near the L.A. Department of Building and Safety in the San Fernando Valley. A third office is located near the DTLA Arts District for meetings with local and state government decision makers.  The collaboration of these distinct divisions offers you a seamless approach throughout the development process. 


CLU is one of the very few land-use development consultancies that has prevailed on every entitlement case it has brought before the L.A. Zoning Administration, West L.A. Area Planning Commission, and the California Coastal Commission.  Based on initial feasibility and due diligence analysis our team will submit your entitlement application and schematic plan set, orchestrate hearing and outreach strategy, and lead the presentation of your project through local, city, and state processes to secure the highest and best uses achievable. 

CLU provides a comprehensive toolbox of operational effectiveness. Depending on the size of your project our team can be expanded to include experienced community organizers, architectural supports, structural engineers, construction contractors, as well as environmental, housing, transportation and hospitality specialists.  With a concentration in hospitality, commercial, mixed use, residential and adaptive re-use, CLU manages the effort with a keen awareness of the time-sensitive logistics of project entitlement.

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