Planning

We offer planning services for active and alternative transportation (local and regional), downtown master planning, design guidelines, corridor planning, and Livable City Initiatives (LCI) projects. Our firm has assisted communities in a range of efforts to improve livability, appearance, and function. Our team-led efforts include transportation planning, active and passive recreation planning, downtown master planning, and historic preservation planning efforts.

 
 hall county multi-use trail plan

hall county multi-use trail plan

Trail and Greenway Planning

Greenways and trails tie communities together, making a safer environment for all who participate. Our firm has assisted in the creation of numerous greenways, bikeway and pedestrian systems in both rural and urban contexts. The firm acknowledges environmentally sensitive project areas and historically significant areas, many times making these elements part of a trail's interpretive program. Our trail and greenway planning services help make communities stronger and more livable.

 city of brookhaven, buford highway redevelopment plan

city of brookhaven, buford highway redevelopment plan

Corridor and Streetscape Master Planning

Our firm has three decades of experience in assisting communities with corridor and streetscape master planning. Our studies often focus on the development of sustainable redevelopment opportunities and concepts to facilitate attractive, safe and trafficable environments with an emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle accessibility. 

Our firm has also provided assistance in the identification, design and management of scenic byways within the State of Georgia. Including Corridor Management Plans for three byways, including the Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway in north Georgia; the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway in northwest Georgia; and the proposed I-185 Scenic Byway in Columbus, Georgia.

 sample downtown sign design guidelines

sample downtown sign design guidelines

Preservation Planning & Design Guidelines

Our firm has assisted individuals, communities,
municipalities and non-profit organizations in
creating preservation plans that not only identify what is
unique about their project area but also provide realistic,
and often phased, maintenance, preservation and rehabilitation
recommendations. Our firm also assists communities in the preparation of Design Guidelines. Guideline studies provide sound historic preservation recommendations, resulting in unique, livable areas enjoyed by local citizens as well as visitors. The design manuals we produce provide a clear understanding of a community’s design review process as well as general preservation information.