Joe Luckey is a senior planner in the Real Estate, Land Use, and Environmental Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Areas of Expertise

Joe has significant experience consulting and advising private and public sector clients in land use and real estate development.  His areas of focus include urban design, affordable housing, commercial,  campus, hotel, industrial and transit-oriented development.  He advises developers through all phases of the approval and effectuation process, including environmental compliance with CEQA.  His land use experience includes advising prospective buyers, and owners on development opportunities, risks, and strategies through due diligence investigations. He has produced determination letters and coordinated condition compliance for complex land use entitlements such as General Plan Amendments, Zone Changes, Density Bonuses, Vesting Tentative Tract Maps, Variances and Conditional Use Permits.  Joe has also appeared and presented before governmental agencies, commissions, and elected bodies.

Joe levies knowledge based on his prior experience working for the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning.  During his tenure, he garnered extensive knowledge in land use and zoning regulations stemming from time within the Department's Office of Zoning and Administration, Project Planning and Development Services Center where he completed a vast array of projects for the public sector. He is skilld in analyzing development applications, plans and maps for compliance with the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), Design Overlays, Specific Plans and Community Plans in conjunction with the General Plan.  Joe consults and provides due diligence for case in-take and effectuation services for ministerial and discretionary projects, including hillside, coastal and infill development. He coordinates with various Departments for projects seeking permit clearance, including Building and Safety, Water and Power, Engineering, Sanitation, Fire, Disabled Access and Housing. Joe also is deeply experienced with Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator for urban and graphic design support.


B.A., California Polytechnic University of Pomona

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