About KBA

Founded in 2007, Kate Bartolo & Associates (KBA) is a planning and land use consulting firm. KBA specializes in urban infill projects (mixed use, historic, residential, commercial, adaptive/commercial reuse, TFAR density transfer, affordable housing density bonus projects and hospitality uses/developments) in metropolitan Los Angeles, with a focus on Downtown.

KBA helps developers profitably produce projects that improve the quality of urban life. KBA takes a highly strategic approach to its planning and land use consultancy. A KBA hallmark is to work with its clients, the project architect and CEQA lawyer upfront to strategically position the project for more ready acceptance by public decision makers. KBA is selective about the projects it undertakes, so that it may serve as a tireless champion throughout.

KBA can be part of a project team or serve as the project’s entitlement manager. The KBA team includes seasoned planners, development advisors, analysts and expeditors, representing decades of experience.