Zoning & Land Use

Real estate development often involves making or creating change. Because many people oppose 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:




Karl Crawley
Executive Director, Texas

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


May 09 2023

Ready To Open Your Next Self-Storage Location?

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Jan 13 2023

Not In My Backyard: The Struggle for Growing Communities and Affordable Housing

If you’ve worked within land development, you’ve probably heard the expression, "Not In My Backyard." We hear it all the time when people...
May 24 2022

Tuesday Night: Masterplan’s Busiest Night of the Week

This past Tuesday, our team engaged in six public hearings across Garland, DeSoto, Rowlett, and Richardson, and one neighborhood meeting...
Dec 17 2021

The Waxahachie Super Collider

The Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) quickly became the center of attention for a small town in Texas, called Waxahachie....
Nov 05 2021

The Latest Luxury High-Rise Development in Dallas

Separated from the hustle and bustle of Uptown and downtown Dallas sits the Toll Brothers’ new 22 story luxury apartment tower in Turtle...
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...