The Expedited Processing Section (EPS) provides the public with a more efficient alternative for processing planning entitlement applications. Using EPS reduces the time it takes to advance a case to a hearing or decision maker by 30 to 50 percent.
Only certain types of projects qualify for EPS’s services. Prior to filing, applicants must submit a Pre-Intake Consultation form to verify eligibility. EPS welcomes applications for affordable housing, multifamily (apartments, condominiums, and small lot homes), and non-residential (hotels, office, schools, commercial, and industrial) projects.
Notice to Land Use Industry Professionals
If you are compensated to interact with the Department of Planning, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. Any individual may qualify as a lobbyist, regardless of occupation, education, training, or professional title. A lobbyist may hold a position that includes but is not limited to attorney, CEO, consultant, government liaison, business owner, permit applicant, urban planners, expediters, land developers, various real estate specialists and others.
More information is available online through the Ethics Commission’s lobbying program and publication pages. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission.