Services

Transforming Places

Even places that are underutilized or underperforming can be reinvigorated in exciting new ways.  We discover and harness assets through judicious visioning, design, branding and implementation to raise each place to a uniquely prominent and competitive position.  We are also adept at discovering the partners, the project champions, and the funding to answer multi-faceted needs and make big ideas happen.

URBAN PLANNING

REDEVELOPMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Partnership Building
  • Business Plan Development
  • Project Visioning

CREATIVE FINANCING STRATEGY

REAL ESTATE ADVISORY & MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Corporate Asset Disposition
  • Development Agreements
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Entitlement Facilitation

 

Shaping Communities

We’re helping build the next generation of small communities and medium-to large urban centers; bringing together the insight, strategic vision, project management, public involvement, and public-private or multi-jurisdictional activities needed at every stage. We help put the elements in place to set a clear and sustainable course for your community’s future.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING

  • Comprehensive & Sub-Area Plans
  • Public Outreach & Participation

CURRENT PLANNING

  • Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Planning
  • Intergovernmental Facilitation & Agreements
  • Project Facilitation
  • Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances

MASTER PLANNING

  • New Neighborhoods
  • Parking Studies

RESOURCE AND ASSET PLANNING

 

Building Economies 

As communities and regions across the Midwest strive to find their role in the global economy, we help frame challenges, assets, and change differently. To build a sustainable economy for tomorrow, we examine emerging economic opportunities, leverage place-based assets, align around a compelling economic vision, set a clear course of action, and define catalytic projects for change.

REGIONAL ECONOMICS

EMBRACING REGIONAL RESOURCES

ECONOMIC POSITIONING AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Asset Based Market Positioning
  • Economic Positioning Projects
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis & Market Assessment
  • Strategies for Positioning Places to Succeed

 

Adding Impact

In everything we do, we aim to achieve greater impact on people’s lives and the places they live. That’s why we have developed a specialized skillset for finding hidden opportunities, visualization and communication, and getting more out of available resources. We can coalesce support, develop and manage the vision, and explain complex ideas along the way.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Communication Tools
  • Community Branding
  • Drone Aerial Imaging and Analysis
  • GIS and Mapping
  • Informational and Process Diagrams
  • Marketing Programs and Materials
  • Project Videos
  • Storytelling
  • Websites

DESIGN

  • Experience Development and Design
  • Facility Programming 
  • Illustration
  • Interpretive Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Placemaking
  • Visioning