Community Development

The Community Development group at RETTEW is a highly skilled team of community planning, local government and non-profit management experts that provides exceptional consultation and guidance in planning and executing public sector and community-based projects, programs and policies. We help our clients achieve sustainable community and economic development through proper planning, communication, financial resource and partnerships development, and project implementation. Our work leads to an improved quality of life and more robust financial bottom line for our client communities.

Our holistic approach is a departure from the typical consultant-client engagement—it allows us to cultivate a truly effective relationship with each community. From our foundation of professional services and technical expertise, we add value by both investing our time to develop a clear understanding of a community’s needs and providing strategic guidance toward solutions to meet those needs. We can guide a community in moving its project from the initial idea stage entirely through to completion. The key in moving projects forward is financial wherewithal. We actively pursue project and program funding and to date, we have been successful in securing more than $104 million in outside funding for our clients. What project can we help you with today?

Community Development services include:
  • Capital Infrastructure Design and Specifications
  • Charrette Planning
  • Community Planning
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Funding Assistance
  • Grant Coordination
  • Group Facilitation
  • Main Street Revitalization
  • Master Planning
  • Municipal Government Coordination
  • Ordinance Preparation
  • Park, Recreation and Open Space Planning
  • Plan Reviews
  • Urban Planning
  • Zoning Approvals and Permitting