Land Use Planning

Our broad, multi-disciplinary approach is ideal for integrating land use planning with other development issues, projects and professions.

 

The primary goal of land use planning is preservation of historic, cultural and ecological resources so that the natural or original character of key assets in the client’s inventory and their surrounding environs are protected for generations to come. But applied properly, it also provides progressive ways for clients to enhance their properties and personal growth. Responsible land use planning creates sensible yet dynamic ways to progress and change so that everyone benefits.

 

We can help clients understand not only how their project affects their immediate and indigenous land use system and watershed, but also the impact of decisions made on those who live in the nearby neighborhoods and communities.

 

Land use planning encompasses a broad range of disciplines and impacts a variety of development issues:

  • Zoning/ Subdivisions/ Land Planning and Site Design

  • Environmental/Natural Resource and Open Space Planning

  • Community Planning/Community Organizing/Community Character Initiatives

  • Economic Development Planning - Capital facilities (schools, fire departments, etc.)

  • Infrastructure Planning (roads, water and sewer systems, etc.)

  • Growth Management and Transportation Planning

  • Tourism and Recreation Planning

Our Land Use Planning offerings include:

  • Land Planning and Site Analysis

  • Investment Analysis and Appraisal

  • Preparation of creative land development proposals

  • Limited land development

  • Innovative clustering

  • Conservation subdivision

  • Lot Assessment

  • Zoning

  • Topography

  • Soils

  • Ledge

  • Septic Systems

  • Wetlands

  • Utilities

  • Siting of a building

  • Expert Witness Testimony

  • Facilitation of land use disputes

  • Creation and management of lead land use training workshops, forums and meetings

  • Assistance in networking with other resources