Description of Practice
Marc Levun, GLG’s Land Use Planner, is an urbanist in the term’s truest form. Marc has spent five years practicing planning from a variety of perspectives, including land use planning, transportation planning, public outreach, and capital infrastructure planning. Marc has spent equal parts of his professional career working in the public and private sectors, with time spent at San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, the County of Fresno, Moore & Associates, Inc., and with the GLG.
In his time with GLG, Marc has primarily focused on property entitlement. Having worked on projects involving a number of planning-related relief mechanisms, including, but not limited to CUP’s, variances, zone changes, density bonuses, general plan amendments, and plan approvals, Marc has developed a familiarity with many local zoning codes and planning documents. Additionally, Marc is well-versed in each phase of the entitlement process, including preliminary due diligence, project design guidance, application writing, case filing, and project presentation.
More than anything, Marc loves seeing Los Angeles, or any city for that matter, undergo economic and physical growth. When writing, Marc draws on his knowledge of planning theory, citing the intricate connections between human interaction and the buildings that turn places into cities.
- Obtaining entitlements, including multiple variances, for a 182 room hotel with roof-top commercial.
- Obtaining entitlements, including a density bonus, conditional use approvals, and lot line adjustments for a 200 unit apartment building with ground floor commercial space.
- Obtaining entitlements, including either conditional use approvals or plan approvals for numerous restaurants throughout Los Angeles.
- Due Diligence for multiple properties throughout Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood, including for-sale projects and adaptive re-use opportunities.
- San Diego State University, M.C.P. in City Planning, May 2010. Graduated with Honors.
- San Diego State University, B.S in Geography, with an emphasis in Urban Resource Analysis, May 2007. Graduated on Dean’s List.