Projects in California’s Coastal Zone

Developing in California’s Coastal Zone presents unique entitlement challenges. The Coastal Commission’s complex regulatory scheme and the intricacies of dealing with this powerful state agency can be overwhelming. The commission’s permitting process often frustrates applicants because of the long processing times, unanticipated costs, and unsuccessful outcomes.


Why Choose Ed?

Identifying Coastal Act compliance issues early in the design stage is the key to managing costs and achieving a successful outcome. Guidance from an experienced consultant can be exceptionally valuable to applicants, who are unfamiliar with the nuances of the Coastal Commission process.

Ed Mountford has been developing in the Coastal Zone since 1990. In 1996, he won the approval of one of the largest development projects in the history of the Coastal Commission – 3,300 homes on 1,600 acres at Bolsa Chica in Huntington Beach. Since then, he has represented his clients on a variety of coastal permitting issues. He has earned a reputation in the development industry for knowing how to navigate the commission’s cumbersome permit process