Planning Services for Private Clients – Including Homeowners, Development Professionals 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


  • 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


Kim worked for the Santa Cruz County Planning Department for many years. He knows the permitting process inside and out. Awhile back, I was consulted to develop a revegetation plan for a property owner who had been red-tagged. Kim was knowledgeable about an obscure county regulation that paved the way for a Riparian Exception to resolve the red tag. He is professional, thorough, and easy to work with, and his fees are reasonable. When I need a permit consultant, he is the person I call.

… Suzanne Schettler, Principal, Greening Associates, Ben Lomond


For more information, please call (831) 685-1007 or send an e-mail to