Land Planning Services & Development Management

Providing full land and development consulting services
to Alberta developers and landowners.

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Planning Applications

  • Re-zoning (LOC)
  • Development permit (DP)
  • Neighborhood Plans
  • Site & Servicing Plans (Greenfield)
  • Change of Use (DP)
  • Building permits (BP)
  • Heritage loss offset
  • Land swap / City lands
    • Appeals (SDAB)
    two pages of infographics on proposed building used for public engagement

    Public Engagement

    • Engagement plans
    • Flyers and infographics
    • Open houses
    • Online engagement websites
    • Direct mail design and management


    • Public space projects 
    • City negotiations & permits
    • Public art installations
    artists drawing of streetscape in Kensington Sunnyside calgary

    Development Management

    • Project planning and scheduling
    • Design policy alignment
    • Multi-project coordination
    • Contractor management
    • Site visits
    • Documentation and compliance
    • Quality control and materials confirmations

    The Principal

    Jennifer Dobbin woman holding drill in black dress wearing pearls

    View Jennifer’s Development Resume:

    Jennifer Dobbin
    Development Consultant

    Jennifer has a real talent for distilling complex planning issues down to human-level communications and interactions. With a collaborative approach to public engagement, she seeks to create and document alignment of stakeholder concerns and developer responses to find a balance of ‘give and take’.

    With over 2 decades of experience in home-building (operating as Jen Mar Homes Ltd.) and commercial land planning (as Dobbin Consulting Inc.), her many successes reflect her depth of experience in the development industry both in planning and project management.

    Project Portfolio

    Jennifer has completed many successful applications  for LOC, DP and BP permits as well as negotiations for land sales and heritage loss offset agreements. See her work here: Project portfolio

    “I always have difficulty describing myself, because the sort of things that I do are unlikely enough that putting them together is credibility reducing.”

    ~ Nathan Myhrvold,
    The Creative Brain, Netflix

    City of Calgary Land Planning
    Application Process

    In the City of Calgary, the process to redevelop a parcel of land may begin with a Land Use Application (LOC) and then proceed to a Development Permit (DP). 

    Learn about the planning process in this animated video created by Jennifer Dobbin.

    Access teaching materials and transcripts here.