Roger Shanks Consulting


Assist clients through the land use entitlement process by providing prompt and professional handling of applications and permits from conceptual designs through construction permitting.


Roger brings to his clients over 30 years of experience working with public and private clientele ranging from individual homeowners and privates businesses to cities and developers.

Roger worked for the City of Fremont, CA where he advanced to the level of Senior Planner managing the Current Planning Section of the Development and Environmental Services Department. Roger also managed the processing of two “New Towns” within Fremont, both of which were mixed-use communities, including, residential, commercial, industrial and open space uses.  He also served as the City’s Zoning Administrator and Secretary to the Planning Commission.

Roger consulted with the architectural firm of BCA managing projects from the entitlements phase through construction permitting. His knowledge of zoning and land use regulations resulted in the ability to develop strategies and solutions for satisfying such regulations and achieving project approvals. He played a key role in coordinating communications with the various public agencies to effectively expedite the necessary processes to obtain the essential permits and approvals.

Roger has consulted with Dahlin Group Architecture Planning since 2004 to help facilitate the processing of the 7,000+ acre Coyote Valley Specific Plan (CVSP) in San José, California.  As part of the CVSP Dahlin Group team, his responsibilities included management of the project and coordination between the project design team, the City of San José and project stakeholders, including public agencies, environmental interest groups and property owners.  He has also provided Dahlin Group assistance with the development of strategies and development scenarios for a variety of development projects including density bonus regulations and affordable housing opportunities and strategies.

Roger has provided consulting services to a wide variety of clients requiring assistance to process and expedite applications and permits through various public agencies. 


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ | Major: Architecture
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA | Degree: AA Architecture