Planning

Community Planning in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming

Community Planning in landscape architecture can be applied to many types of projects.  The skills that landscape architects possess, do not limit planning efforts to just design projects.  Community planning can address everything from subdivision design to enhancing business opportunities.  Land planning involves the analysis of the land in a layout that maximizes the return on investment.  Parks planning may involve a community needs analysis.  Peaks to Plains Design PC can provide the tools for effective inquiry, analysis and consensus-building efforts.  The results are efforts that are vested and implemented with confidence.

 Typical services include:
  • Charrettes
  • Focus group facilitation
  • GIS integration
  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic illustrations
  • Public Facilitation
  • Social media, websites, informational material development
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Statistically valid surveys
  • Subdivision layout
  • Web based survey

 

Notable projects include:
  • Independent Senior Housing Study -The purpose was to conduct a senior housing needs assessment, market study and income survey in the unincorporated areas of Huntley, Worden, Ballantine, Pompey’s Pillar, Waco and Shepherd.
  • Expo Gateway Master Plan – Team member of a planning effort to integrate existing industrial/warehouse land located in a County island into the City.  Key concepts included green streets, connections to Metra Park, infrastructure prioritization and business pro forma evaluation in Billings, Montana
  • Business Feasibility Study – Facilitated a working group of public-private partners to provide strategic planning and realistic analysis of the development of a child care center in Billings, Montana.
  • Industrial Park Master Plan – Case study research, subdivision layout and public facilitation comprising approximately 800 acres of land that was annexed and zoned for industrial businesses in Hardin, Montana

Recent Projects