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The RPS Story

Rural Planning Services (RPS), a subsidiary of Urban Planning Concepts, Inc., was created to meet the ever-increasing challenges of today's agricultural community. RPS is the only land use planning agency solely dedicated to agricultural landowners throughout California. RPS's client list includes wineries, cooler facilities, greenhouses, farmers, ranchers, and large acreage rural landowners throughout the two counties. RPS has a solid track record successfully processing winery and cooler development plans, agricultural lot splits and subdivisions, agricultural support structure permits, farm employee housing, and greenhouse development. RPS provides a full range of land use planning services and has the ability to bring your ideas to reality. RPS takes pride in maintaining the highest professional profile while attaining the ultimate goal of completing projects on time and within budget. RPS’s considerable knowledge of local and regional land use regulations and application of CEQA enables the firm to successfully negotiate for reduced governmental requirements on a project substantially lowering costs.

RPS has organized an experienced, creative, and professional team fully versed in agricultural production and issues providing a comprehensive, timely, integrated and cost effective approach for today's land use issues. This commitment to service and excellence has allowed RPS to achieve an enviable record of success for our clients. RPS enjoys an excellent rapport with governmental agencies and leaders at the local, state, and federal levels which provides unparalleled access for our clients.

RPS is the only planning firm that can take your agriculture project from conception through construction. Most staff members of RPS, including its two Principles, formerly served as senior governmental planners prior to their tenure at UPC. The high level of planning expertise and ability to “view” a project through a governmental permitting lens enables RPS to anticipate issues and proactively formulate solutions during the design process. RPS is frequently retained to serve as overall project manager for large scale agricultural production facility projects requiring the coordination of subconsultants. UPC maintains ongoing relationships with a variety of engineering, surveying, architectural, legal, and natural resources sciences professionals to compile a development team best suited for your project which will efficiently move your project through the permitting process