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Deborah Ungo-McCormick

Deborah Ungo-McCormick

Land Use Planner

San Jose Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Ms. Ungo-McCormick is a Land Use Planner in the Firm’s Land Use and Municipal Law group. She has over 25 years in land use and environmental planning with public and private clients in all planning phases. Ms. Ungo-McCormick’s land use and environmental planning experience with both public and private sector clients covers a broad range of projects from small-scale site-specific feasibility studies to large-scale multi-use projects. She has worked with public agencies at the local, regional and state levels.

Representative Land Use Planning Experience

  • Principal in Ungo-McCormick Consulting – provided contract planning and consultation services to Bay Area agencies and private clients
  • Planning Manager for Ruth and Going, Inc., a South Bay planning and engineering firm
  • Project Manager, Project Management Division, City of San Jose Redevelopment Agency
  • Staff Planner for the cities of Norwalk, La Verne and Livermore, California
  • Contract planning services with the Cities of Fremont, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Belmont, Dublin, Menlo Park, Cupertino, San Mateo and Los Altos Hills

Representative Projects

  • Town of Los Gatos, 200 General Plan Implementation Program
  • City of Fremont, 2001-2006 Housing Element Implementation Program
  • City of San Bruno, U.S. Navy WestDiv Site Specific Plan
  • Town of Los Altos Hills, 2002-2008 Housing Element Update
  • City of Saratoga, 2007 Land Use and Open Space/Conservation Element Update
  • City of Dublin, Tralee by Bancor Properties of Livermore, CA – a mixed-use, transit-oriented development in proximity to Dublin BART station


  • Born in El Salvador, Central America; raised in San Francisco, CA and El Salvador
  • Interests include foreign languages, traveling, gardening, drawing and music
  • Spanish

Activities / Memberships

  • American Planning Association
  • American Institute of Certified Planners


  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Graduate Studies, Regional Planning
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, B.S., Urban Planning
  • University of California, Berkeley, Landscape Architecture Certificate Program


  • Spanish