Preserve Design through Approvals

DTJ has been successful in obtaining development approvals for over 200,000 homes in 300 communities spread across 41 states and 15 countries.  Our targeted approval strategies and beneficial relationships with City agencies can reduce the time from design to implementation.

Based on our extensive (and beautiful) project portfolio many developers, builders and City staff think of DTJ as a design company.  While this is true what can be overlooked is that these projects get built at a high level of finish and economic success.  DTJ understands that a lot of design happens during the approval process.

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DTJ believes that successful communities stay true to the vision and responsiveness to the market.  DTJ has a proven track record of successfully negotiating project approvals efficiently while preserving the investment in design.  At McKay Landing in Broomfield, Colorado Phase One set the bar for community planning and design in the City and allowed subsequent phases to be approved faster.  Importantly, the builder achieved significant premiums and enhanced sales pace over local competitors.

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At Mill Creek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania quality community design turned the heads of the buyers and Township Board alike, achieving densities three times the typical for the Township and setting sales price levels unheard of at the time for patio homes, duplex homes and townhomes.  The builders reputation was elevated to the place where neighboring townships solicited a “Mill Creek of their own” and promising easy approvals for the same quality of community.