Allara offers a wide variety of land use planning services to clients of all sectors. Having worked extensively in the local government setting, Allara is extremely knowledgeable with the legal requirements of the Florida Statutes and the Growth Management Act in regard to development of land. She has prepared several ordinances for amendment to the local Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations, which includes presentation to the local elected body at public hearings.
Selected services include:
Allara has completed many compatibility analyses for map amendments to the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan and for development requests. These types of analyses look at the impacts of the proposed development on uses in close proximity and how the uses are anticipated to relate over time.
Allara has experience with due diligence reports, which study the proposed development against the Comprehensive Plan Policies, the Land Development Regulations, state legislation, and other relevant documents and plans to ensure the proposal is consistent with these local adopted documents. Due diligence reports provide findings of existing development parameters and challenges, as applicable.
Expert Witness Testimony
As an experienced author of many regulatory policies and regulations, Allara has a keen insight and understanding of how policy and regulations are applied. She has served as an expert witness to area land use and real estate attorneys regarding compatibility of uses and the legal framework of Plans and Codes on development proposals.
Allara has authored several Comprehensive Plan Elements and Land Development Regulations in several jurisdictions including Bay County, Panama CIty and Gadsden County, Florida. These policy and regulatory documents are adopted by ordinance, and Allara has also presented the proposals to the respective governing bodies for adoption.