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​​Pacific Zoning

Land Use Consulting


Benjamin Fiss

Ben has more than 18 years of professional experience, including six years in local government and more than twelve years as a land use consultant.  His local government experience includes work as Chief Field Deputy to Los Angeles City Councilmember (now Mayor) Eric Garcetti and as Field Deputy to City Councilmember (now City Attorney) Michael Feuer.  His land use consulting experience includes more than twelve years at leading Los Angeles Land Use firms including: Psomas, a prominent civil engineering, surveying and land use consulting firm, Rosenheim and Associates Inc. and Craig Lawson & Co., LLC. 

Ben has managed many land use entitlement efforts including:  

  • Mixed-use residential above retail projects in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Complex projects with historic preservation issues 
  • Condominium conversions
  • Coastal Development Permits
  • Complicated signage entitlements
  • Conditional use permits for the sale of alcoholic beverages
  • Entitlements for low-income housing in Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County
  • Shared parking approvals for reduced parking requirements
  • Police permits for parking garages