Entitlement refers to the legal process of getting all of the necessary government approvals for your project to move forward. Unlike general construction permits, entitlements often address land use, zoning, and community considerations, serving as a bridge between vision and reality. There may also be environmental concerns (i.e., wetlands or contamination) that have to be figured out before your project can continue. Overall, entitlement provides a roadmap ensuring that projects adhere to local zoning regulations, respect the community they are in, and align with broader urban planning goals.
The entitlement process
The entitlement process is methodical and involves the following steps:
- Research and Due Diligence: Dive into local zoning ordinances, understanding the land’s potential and constraints.