Wells Barnett Associates (WBA) provides land use planning, permitting assistance, economic research, financial analysis, and other technical support for various types of land use plans, projects, and policies.

What We Do

Our work applies to all types of land use projects including residential, commercial, and lodging development, large-scale community plans, conservation plans, infrastructure programs, and many others.

Quality land use planning requires vision, creativity, professional expertise and collaboration. WBA is dedicated to providing exceptional customer-focused professional planning services that are tailored to our client’s needs.

WBA clientele includes private, nonprofit and public sector customers. With combined experience spanning more than 60 years in the western United States, our Lake Tahoe-based staff are specialists in understanding complex regulatory environments. 

WBA excels in environmentally, economically and socially responsible planning that provides value-based services to our customers.

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Our staff have extensive public and private sector experience involving a wide variety of planning and land use and environmental projects. We collaborate with a diverse variety of professionals to form efficient teams that will plan, design and negotiate in the best interests of our clients.

Our talented staff maintains professional certifications or licenses in their individual fields of expertise, and each adheres to professional codes of ethical conduct. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about us.


WBA specializes in land use planning, site design and environmental impact analysis for private and public sector clients. Our planners have more than 60 years of combined public and private sector experience.


Wells Barnett Associates offers land use project research and feasibility analysis services to property owners, real estate professionals, developers, and organizations such as banks and government.


Wells Barnett Associates provides permitting assistance to property owners seeking to develop or otherwise improve their property.


Wells Barnett Associates offers economic research, analysis, and strategies related to various land use initiatives.

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