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Deborah Holley
Planning Consultant*

Deborah Holley is an urban and environmental planner who assists the firm on land use matters. Deborah has over twenty years of professional experience. She has managed or contributed to more than fifty Environmental Impact Reports, community plans, and special planning and environmental projects. Deborah has helped non-profits, schools, developers, and architects negotiate the environmental and development review process and provides thorough and sound analysis and advice.

*Deborah is not an attorney and does not offer legal advice.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted the Ritz Carlton residences in San Francisco to meet CEQA
    requirements and gain development entitlements.
  • Helped Live Oak School in San Francisco negotiate an agreement with a
    developer to minimize impacts on the school from a proposed development
  • Represented a landowner in Napa County making sure their rights are protected
    in a lengthy battle over a heliport proposed on an adjacent parcel.
  • Advised St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco on the planning and
    environmental review process for proposed improvement and expansion plans.
  • Managed the process for a potential historic district in San Francisco.
  • Helped a landowner gain entitlements to remodel a historically significant
    residential structure in San Francisco consistent with the Secretary of the
    Interior’s Standards.
  • Provided representation, analysis, and advice to neighbors and neighborhood
    groups concerned about the environmental, historical, and land use impacts of
    proposed development projects.

Deborah has also been deeply involved in her community and has served on the boards
of local organizations, including Mill Valley Aware, Kiddo, and the Tam High Foundation.


  • Columbia University, M.S in Urban Planning (MSUP)
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A in Social Ecology


phone: 415.362.3599
fax: 415.362.2006