Articles Tagged with Program EIR

You are entitling a large project to be built in phases which reflect market conditions, lending constraints, absorption rates, and your appetite for risk. The final phases of your project may not be built for ten or more years, when planning and marketing considerations may have changed. Your EIR cannot possibly evaluate every last detail of the overall project, but you want to get started with the initial phases NOW. So, you hear your CEQA consultants, your lawyers, and the agency’s staff anguishing over whether your EIR will be a “program” EIR or a “project” EIR. You’re hearing that what you call the EIR may be more important than what it says and that a wrong decision on the label may drop you into the black hole of CEQA litigation. Really? Can this be true? Continue reading

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