Charles R. Wolfe, M.R.P., J.D. brings to clients over 32 years of cutting edge experience in land use and environmental law and permitting, including the use of innovative land use regulatory tools and sustainable development techniques, assurance of SEPA and Growth Management Act compliance on behalf of both the private and public sectors and an excellent reputation for the successful redevelopment of infill properties under federal, state and local regulatory regimes.
He carries Martindale-Hubbell’s highest “AV” rating and is an accomplished speaker and author on growth management and innovative zoning, “transit-oriented development”, “cluster development” and brownfield/sustainable development topics, regularly participates in regional and national seminars and serves as a reporter for the national publication, Planning & Environmental Law. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, where he teaches land use law and a range of planning and development courses to planners and future design professionals and is a contributor to major research efforts addressing urban center, transit oriented and brownfield redevelopment. Recently he served as a Senior Fellow in the College’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies as the lead author of the September, 2009 report “From Barriers to Solutions and Best Practices: Urban Centers and TOD in Washington”, commissioned by the Quality Growth Alliance.
He recently represented clients on redevelopment, land use and environmental permitting and property remediation issues in Seattle, Tacoma, Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Snoqualmie, Everett, King County, Snohomish County, Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Milton, Bonney Lake, Sunnyside, Richland and several other venues statewide.
Additionally, Chuck served as Vice Chair, Fund Development and Treasurer for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Northwest District Council, is a Member of the Boards of Futurewise and Great City, and is a King County Trustee of Forterra.
Additionally, he is the author of Seeing the Better City (2016), Urbanism Without Effort (2013), and contributes regularly on urban development topics for several publications including CityLab/Atlantic Cities, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, seattlepi.com, and Crosscut.com. He blogs regularly at myurbanist.com.
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