Client: The Current Planning Department manages urban planning and compliance issues on large housing development projects in the County. It is responsible for shepherding large projects through the complicated land use, zoning and environmental issues that impact such projects.
Problem: Regulations in this area are extremely complex and ensuring compliance with applicable rules is a costly and burdensome process both for county planners and developers.
Ergo’s Solution: We developed a conceptual framework to facilitate the identification of applicable rules to specific permit types and an information system to track the entire permit approval process.
Results: Through the system developed by Ergo, the country may now easily track the permit approval process by rapidly identifying the applicable rules to each permit type. The new system saved the County hundreds of planner hours a year that were previously spent determining what conditions applied to specific plots and parcels, freeing up time for ensuring compliance.