Zoning & Land Use

Real estate development often involves making or creating change. Because many people opppose change, zoning and land use changes can be extremely complicated to navigate.

Masterplan is your total zoning authority. Our team has five decades of experience working through many zoning issues, from setting and interpreting standards to lobbying for change.  

Masterplan has worked on behalf of municipal governments, individual investors and large development firms. This broad experience makes us uniquely suited to advocate for clients. We routinely evaluate zoning regulations for prospective development projects spanning dense, urban locations; suburban; small town; and rural locations.  


Our team understands clients need to understand these three principles:  how long will it take? how likely is success?  how much will that success cost?    

Assessing zoning issues. Our team has worked on numerous zoning, land use and development code amendments. The process includes evaluating and establishing land uses and zoning districts, overlays, and development standards pertaining building and site design and landscaping.  

Land use analysis. We work to understand your local regulations and procedures to identify the best use of real estate based on the development goals, population growth, demographics, and needs of a community. Importantly, MP always tells clients their professional opinion–even when it’s bad news.  

Municipal support. We help cities control land use, set development standards and establish zoning to guide development. 



Our zoning and land use clients include:




Maxwell Fisher
Managing Director, Frisco  

Maxwell Fisher is recognized as a leading zoning and land use consultant in the state of Texas.


Sep 07 2021

Sonic Automotive Approved in Farmers Branch

Specific use permit and zoning approval for inside auto sales were both approved by the City of Farmers Branch allowing them to move...
Aug 26 2021

Unanimous Approval for Detached Multifamily Zoning in Fort Worth

parcHAUS Tavolo Development Moving Forward Unsurprising to locals, the City of Fort Worth was named the 12th largest city...
Jun 17 2021

New Amazon Last Mile Center Coming Soon!

Provident Realty & Masterplan Win A Masterplan client since 1986, Provident Realty is now working on a new last mile center...
Jun 15 2021

Zoning in Progress for Parc Haus Tavolo

Detached Multifamily Zoning is in Progress for Fort Worth, Texas  The City of Fort Worth was recently named the 12th largest...
Jun 11 2021

South Austin Rezone

Announcing an exciting rezone for Masterplan client, Erich McLaurin! The subject property located at 1512 Damon Road, is a ¾...
Concept Plan
Jun 02 2021

Make Way for a New Manufactured Home Community

A new manufactured home community is coming to Harris Hill Road in San Marcos, Texas.  These types of communities tend to have a stigma...
12th Street Silver Line Station
May 25 2021

Dallas-Fort Worth Projects Are Booming

2021 is already off to a busy start with the introduction of several new Masterplan projects coming to the DFW metroplex. With the...
May 24 2021

Masterplan Hall of Fame: Former Client Chris Bosh Now NBA Hall of Famer

Along with nine others, Chris Bosh, two-time NBA champion and 11-time NBA All-Star was inducted into 2021 class of the Naismith Memorial...
Apr 06 2021

Arlington’s Entertainment District Packs a Punch

Knockout Sports Arena Approved by Arlington City Council  Arlington, already home to some of the biggest names in sports, is about to...
Mar 25 2021

Good News for Lakewood: Whataburger is Coming Soon

Ready to Serve the Lakewood Community It’s finally happening after numerous requests. We are thrilled to announce that Whataburger is at...