Planning Services

Our planners strive to create inviting, sustainable communities. We understand that each community is unique and requires its own tailored approach to planning services. Williams & Works assists municipalities, non-profit organizations, and developers with land use projects and provides the tools needed to accomplish their goals. Our planners are also experienced in the day-to-day application of zoning administration and land use regulations, often realizing the ramifications of key policy decisions before they are enacted.

With a thorough understanding of public and private sector economic development goals, we also work with communities to attract new industries, re-develop traditional downtowns, and obtain funding to support job growth.

View our Planning Portfolio

Economic Development

  • Tax increment financing
  • Service consolidation and sharing
  • Public and private partnerships
  • Grant writing, management and financial packaging
  • Downtown development planning and corridor improvement planning
  • Downtown streetscape design
  • Historic preservation

Planning & Zoning

  • Master plans
  • Form-based codes
  • Opinion surveys
  • Community consensus building
  • Zoning ordinances

On-site Administration

  • Staffing planning departments
  • Site plan review
  • Zoning administration and enforcement

Environmental Planning

  • Sustainable and "green” planning and zoning
  • Community mapping
  • Park and recreation plans

Other Services

  • Design charrettes
  • Capital improvement plans
  • Wellhead protection program implementation
  • Expert witness service
  • Commission or board training
  • GIS/Sketch-up mapping and modeling


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