LET'S GET IT DONE
With 35 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, Allison Knapp Wollam offers complete consulting services for Planning, Housing, Environmental Review, Project Implementation, and Research and Strategy Development. Knapp Consulting manages complex and controversial projects, working to identify common ground and consensus among diverse groups with divergent interests resulting in successful and implementable solutions.
Knapp Consulting works to form public and private partnerships, offering hands-on in-the-field project monitoring, problem-solving and complete project implementation.
Knapp Consulting fills temporary staffing needs as well as managing complex critical path projects to successful fruition.
Processes all phases and types of entitlement applications.
Prepares specific, area and general plan amendments.
Conducts environmental review and writes staff reports in an expedient, professional, legally defensible and thorough manner.
Provides forensic research and litigation support.
Identifies common stakeholder interests and maximizes public benefits.
Prepares findings for entitlement and legislative actions, drafting resolutions and ordinances thereto.
Manages a wide range of projects from the straightforward to the more complex, pre-application to certificate of occupancy.
PURPOSE DETERMINATION EXPERTISE
Project manager for all phases of current and advanced planning projects including design review, variances, conditional use permits, planned development, subdivisions, mixed-use developments, zoning ordinance and general plan ammendments and specific and area plan preparation.
Presentations to commissions, councils and special agencies.
Facilitate meetings with decision-making bodies and ad-hoc citizen and community groups to identify issues, develop common ground and identify solutions.
Manage projects from pre-entitlement to certificate of occupancy monitoring implementation of conditions of approval, mitigation measures and development agreement obligations.
REGULATORY AGENCY PERMITTING
Prepare environmental documents (negative declarations, mitigated negative declarations, environmental impact reports, categorical exemptions and exclusions and environmental addenda pursuant to CEQA and NEPA); manage consultant teams for environmental document preparation; and conduct peer review of environmental documents.
Coordinate with developer and regulatory agency staff to obtain permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, California Coastal Commission and Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Perform in-field project compliance monitoring. Perform mitigation monitoring and reporting.
Project manager for special needs and affordable housing development.
Provide hands on management from project pre-application through to ribbon cutting ceremonies and certificates of occupancy.
Assemble project teams. Identify, secure and administer funding. Coordinate appraisals, toxics studies and manage architectural and legal services.
Coordinate eminent domain process and develop, coordinate and review development agreements.
Secure project entitlements.