Developers and owners navigating the regulatory process are represented by Schwabe.


  • Negotiated a development agreement and rezone to allow phased development of a large master-planned resort community on the Washington coast.
  • Represented large landowners in a comprehensive plan amendment, rezone and ‎development agreement for large-scale projects in King and Pierce Counties.
  • Obtained comprehensive plan and zone change approvals for a former diatomaceous earth mine, ‎from surface mine and EFU to rural residential (RR-10).‎
  • Engaged in property acquisition and achieved land use approvals for siting numerous public lands with ‎K–12 school facilities, obtaining site-plan approval, transportation concurrency, and environmental ‎permits.‎
  • Obtained development approvals for a retail warehouse club including site-plan approval, zoning ‎determination, wetlands permitting, and transportation management solutions.‎
  • Obtained land use approvals and final subdivision plats for the following residential subdivisions ‎in the City of Bend: Gardenside, Stonegate, Troon/17th Street, Foxborough, Sky Harbor, ‎Tuscany Pines, Westerly, Promise Lane, Harvest Lane and Crosswinds.‎
  • Obtained land use approval in City of Bend Water Overlay Zone to locate residential utility ‎facility consisting of a heat exchanger in the Deschutes River.‎
  • Obtained an exception to the Statewide Planning Goals, Comprehensive Plan, Zone Change and ‎land use approval for the Narrows RV Park and Campground.‎
  • Successfully amended Sisters UGB to re-designate Agricultural land to Light Industrial and ‎annex to City of Sisters.‎
  • Secured highly controversial rezone of 700+ acre property from farm use zone to rural residential in Central Oregon.
  • Represented a large landowner in a comprehensive plan amendment and rezone for a project in Jefferson County.
  • Obtained a zone change, Comprehensive Plan Amendment and site plan approval for 10 mixed use big box and commercial shopping centers.
  • Advocated for and secured Clark County comprehensive plan designation and map change, overcoming Planning Commission recommendation to deny application.
  • Advocated for, negotiated, and obtained City of Vancouver ordinance re-designating property in comprehensive plan; amending development agreement; and entitling development of one-of-a-kind 176 acre mixed use property.
  • Advised Malheur County on planning initiative to designate new rural residential lands.

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