Brian Lorenz

Brian Lorenz

Director, Permitting & Planning

Brian understands the perspective of government agencies, having worked as the planning and development manager for the City of Grove City, Ohio and as the Director of Planning and Zoning for the City of Pickerington, Ohio. He has over 15 years experience in creating zoning enforcement tools, preparing grants, and steakholder management.

While at WD Partners, Brian is responsible for the day to day operations of the Permitting and Planning Team. Brian’s philosophy to acquiring permits for clients in a timely manner is to capitalize on long standing relationships with jurisdictions across the United States. Being familiar with so many entities and making a personal connection during the submission phase ensures a smooth transition from Entitlements to Construction. Being highly communicative and mutually working to the goal of acquiring approvals in an expeditious manner is paramount to our success.

Equally important is Brian’s unique ability to negotiate entitlements with jurisdictions. Being a professional planner, Brian is able to red flag many zoning requirements that may become issues for our clients early in the process and suggest alternatives to the problems. He has represented clients at Planning Commission meetings, Architectural Reviews, and Board of Zoning Appeals regularly in his career. Serving as a former Planning Commissioner, and now as a Mayor, Brian is able to anticipate and react to issues that may surface in a hearing not raised previously inducing a positive outcome.

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