Our Services

Cypress provides services in three categories listed below. By returning to the Services tab and selecting a category from the drop-down menu, you will be provided with a more detailed description of the services we provide.

Homeowners, Other Private Clients and Non-profit Organizations

Cypress Environmental is able to provide homeowners and similar clients with both standard land use planning and environmental planning services. The career of Kim Tschantz, MSP, CEP includes an extensive professional planning career in both the public agency and private sectors. This background provides a broad range of skills, which is needed to meet today’s challenges for designing projects that work and obtaining permit approvals. Our services include:

 Project Management

  • Overall management of projects from inception to post-permitting
  • Coordination of project tasks and ideas/concerns from stakeholders
  • Formulation of the professional project team and coordination of team members’ work to meet deadlines

Permitting

  • Application submittals
  • Agency consultation
  • Review and comment on agency staff reports about your project
  • Representation of your project during public hearings and other forums

Environmental Field Analyses

  • Pre-Development Site Reviews to determine the environmental resources and constraints and local zoning requirements prior to formulation of the development plan
  • Site Assessments to formulate mitigative solutions
  • Assistance in solving erosion problems and other land planning issues

For more information, please call (831) 685-1007 or send an e-mail to kimt@cypressenv.com

 

Public Agencies

Cypress Environmental is able to provide public agencies and development professionals with both standard land use planning and environmental planning services. The career of Kim Tschantz, MSP, CEP includes an extensive professional planning career in both the public agency and private sectors. This background provides a broad range of skills which is needed to meet today’s challenges for effectively analyzing projects and managing projects that need multi-agency approvals. Our services include:

Environmental Impact Analyses

  • CEQA Initial Studies
  • Assistance with Environmental Impact Reports and Environmental Impact Statements

Project Review

  • Analysis of development proposals
  • Preparation of staff reports and related documents
  • Coordination of project tasks and ideas/concerns from stakeholders
  • Public workshops and study sessions
  • Public presentations to decision-making bodies

Policy Updates

  • General Plan updates
  • Ordinance amendments
  • Community workshops

Mitigation/Compliance Monitoring and Reporting

  • Formulating monitoring programs
  • Conducting monitoring inspections and reports
  • Assistance with remedial action when needed to correct compliance problems

For more information, please call (831) 685-1007 or send an e-mail to kimt@cypressenv.com

 

Pre-Development Site Reviews (PDSR)

What is it?

A PSDR is an easy to follow written report that explains, in simple terms, the results of a zoning and environmental analysis of a project idea on a particular site. PDSRs also provide a road map for obtaining agency approvals for the project .

Why do it?

  • To save time and money

PDSRs provide property owners with the critical land use information affecting their property before they expend substantial time, money and effort on developing new plans for their property. This is a critical first step for any project which can be affected by environmental conditions, zoning standards or other land use regulations. A PDSR tells the client what he or she needs to know before hiring an architect, engineer, contractor or other design consultant.

  • To help determine your site plan

Do you own commercial property? A PDSR will help you decide if your site is a good location to expand your business or to construct a new building with adequate parking and other required improvements.

Are you a residential property owner? A PDSR will determine the best place for you to locate your new home, new addition, home occupation workshop or new accessory dwelling unit to avoid both environmental and regulatory problems.

  • To demystify the rules

The PDSR report includes easy to understand information about the environmental and zoning implications of carrying out your dream project or necessary business expansions. Agency regulations are translated into simple lay terms.

How does the client benefit?

The information obtained in a PDSR avoids or minimizes the need to revise a development plan to meet City, County or State requirements. This minimizes your project design costs. Understanding important environmental issues allows formulation of a project that is sensitive to the natural resources and constraints on the site. This will reduce your property maintenance costs over the long term.

For more information, please call (831) 685-1007 or send an e-mail to kimt@cypressenv.com