Brandice N. Elliott

Director of Planning Services
Brandice Elliot


Brandice N. Elliott is the director of planning services in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Land Use and Government Team. Ms. Elliott works with the firm's nationally recognized development, land use and zoning attorneys to support clients as they acquire, plan and develop real estate projects.

Ms. Elliott has more than 15 years of experience providing detailed zoning, planning and design analysis to land use projects. She also has vast knowledge of land use, zoning, urban design and environmental regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Elliott worked in the District of Columbia Office of Planning for 10 years, where she played a key role in the management of several development projects of varying size and complexity citywide. She worked with a broad coalition of development stakeholders and district agencies to negotiate planned unit developments (PUDs), map amendments, design review projects, text amendments, variances and special exceptions in order to provide recommendations aligned with district regulations, policies and priorities, and presented the analyses to the D.C. Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). Ms. Elliott also assisted in long-range planning efforts, including the Comprehensive Plan update and other small-area plan initiatives.

Ms. Elliott's experience also includes serving as a planner and deputy zoning administrator for the Town of Herndon, Virginia, where she oversaw the development of several projects, contributed to comprehensive plan area studies and coordinated advisory committees. Prior to that, Ms. Elliott spent several years in Mesa, Arizona, where she served as a zoning plans examiner, planner and code compliance officer.


  • Arizona State University, MUEP, Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
  • Arizona State University, B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)


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