Developing land within California's coastal zone is challenging. Regulatory hurdles can be as daunting for the individual homeowner as they are for the developer of a master planned community. The additional layer of regulation associated with coastal zone development sits atop California's already complex land use process and often overlaps with the jurisdiction of other state and federal agencies, particularly those whose roles involve the protection of natural resources.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson is one of a handful of California firms with deep experience in guiding clients through the coastal zone regulatory process. We have helped planned community builders, individual homeowners, hotels, hospitals, oil operators, shopping mall developers, and public agencies obtain their Coastal Development Permits. In court, our attorneys have successfully both challenged the Commission's denial of permits and, at other times, stood side-by-side with the Commission to defend approved permits.
The collective resources of our Coastal Zone Practice provide our clients the expertise, historical perspective, and practical thinking needed to achieve their objectives for their coastal zone properties. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange County, we are well positioned to assist in the entitlement of coastal zone projects anywhere in California.