Our Professional Services

Community Planning
  • Master Plans (cities, villages, townships, counties and regions
)
  • Neighborhood Preservation Plans

  • Redevelopment Plans

  • Corridor Plans

  • Downtown Plans

  • Growth Management Plans

  • Park and Recreation Plans

  • Capital Improvement Programs

  • Community and Fiscal Impact Analysis

  • Waterfront planning

  • Open space planning

  • Transportation and Parking Plans

  • Historic Preservation Plans
  • Advisory assistance to public officials on planning and zoning
Zoning and Form-Based Codes
  • Zoning Ordinances

  • Form-Based Codes
  • Zoning Ordinance and Resolution Review and Preparation

  • Continuing advisory services to elected and appointed officials,
    Planning and Zoning Commissions, and Boards of Appeal

  • Subdivision and Condominium Regulations
  • Environmental Regulations - Wetlands, Woodlands
  • Expert witnessing and court testimony on zoning for municipalities and select private clients
  • Sign Regulations
  • Annexation advisory assistance
  • Sex-Oriented Business Regulations and GIS testing
  • Open Space Regulations
  • Planning and zoning code training seminars
  • On-site zoning administration
Economic Development
  • Public/private partnerships

  • Brownfield redevelopment planning

  • Downtown Redevelopment Action Plans

  • Corridor redevelopment

  • Tax Increment Finance Plans

  • Grant applications

  • Redevelopment project management

  • Market Studies: Retail, commercial, residential, industrial, institutional


  • Redevelopment financing assistance

  • Land assembly / Eminent Domain assistance
Landscape Architecture
  • Site analysis and design

  • Site layout and planning

  • Landscape construction drawings and construction observation

  • Landscape architecture (MSHDA-approved)

  • Greenways and trail planning and design

  • Native plant landscapes

  • Wayfinding, signs, and interpretive stations

  • Environmental performance standards

  • Public art development

  • Environmental Impact Assessments

  • Public space design - greenways, bikeways, streetscapes

  • Wetlands, woodlands, groundwater, aesthetic, and vista protection 
regulations

  • Sustainable landscape design

  • Shopping center redesign
Community Development
  • HUD CDBG administration

  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
 Choice
  • Environmental Review Records

  • Consolidated Plans and Annual Action Plans

  • Elderly Housing Assistance

  • CDBG program planning and applications

  • Housing Rehabilitation administration

  • Market Studies – market rate, elderly and assisted housing
 (MSHDA approved)
Urban Design
  • Community Design Plans

  • Placemaking strategies

  • Parks, greens, commons and plaza design

  • Streetscape design

  • Site planning

  • Community character planning

  • Historic park design

  • Computer visualization (before and after)

  • Design review

  • Site evaluation and selection

  • Design manuals

  • Neo-traditional design (TND)

  • Urban Form Pattern Books

  • Mixed Use (Residential, Retail, Office, Public, Institutional) Design

  • Public Art
Public Participation (IAP2 Certified)
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Focus groups
  • Surveys (Telephone, Web, Mail)
  • Public hearings
  • Open houses
  • Citizen Advisory Committees
  • Youth outreach
  • Community walks and bike rides
  • Storefront workshops
  • Consensus building
  • Participatory decision-making
  • Interviews (one-on-one and group)
  • Community preference surveys
  • Citizen photo shoots
  • Charrettes
Wireless
  • Municipal wireless consulting
  • Wireless lease negotiations
  • Wireless application review
  • Wireless strategy and planning
  • Fee analysis and market comparison
Community Relations
  • Website design and management
  • Social media management and assistance (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Flickr, blogs)
  • Community outreach
  • Media relations
  • Press releases
  • Speech writing
  • Crisis communication assistance
  • Special events planning and management
Design and Production
  • Website design
  • Document design and production
  • Trade show booth design and production
  • Brochure design and production