Professional approach, personal touch.

Today’s growing communities need smart and sustainable solutions — balancing the desire to preserve history, culture, and a sense of place with the need to evolve, expand, or revitalize.

Many cities and towns today are looking to create more walkable and bike-friendly communities, incorporate green spaces, implement more sustainable infrastructure, or expand amenities through new multi-use developments. Our breadth and depth of planning expertise and numerous in-house resources allow us to help with all aspects of community planning: ordinances, zoning, transportation infrastructure, funding, designing, and more.

RETTEW’s community planning experts focus not just on creating strategies, but also working to implement them in the most efficient, economical way possible. Whether it is designing a master plan for a downtown business district revitalization effort or writing customized ordinances based on the needs of your community, you can count on our team to make your vision reality.

Part of the community.

RETTEW prides itself on building lasting relationships with our clients. In fact, we’re often literally part of the communities in which we work, serving as zoning officers, code officials, municipal managers, and engineers of record. Our employees are also known for their involvement supporting community organizations where they live. As a trusted advisor, we’re committed to getting to know your needs and what matters most to your residents.

Funding to fruition.

We know that, often, the difference between dreaming up an idea for the betterment of your community and actually implementing that plan is access to financial resources. RETTEW actively pursues project and program funding for our clients; in fact, as of early 2017, we’ve secured more than $125 million in outside funding for our clients. Our skilled engineers — and our lauded grant-writing team — can help your community planning project come to life.

Community Planning Specialties:

  • Charrette Planning
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Engineer of Record
  • Funding Assistance
  • Grant Coordination
  • Group Facilitation
  • Interim Finance Director
  • Interim Local Government Manager
  • Interim Zoning Officer
  • Local Government Coordination
  • Local Government Planner Services
  • Local Government Zoning Officer Services
  • Local Government Building Code Official Services
  • Local Government Project Management Services
  • Ordinance Preparation
  • Park, Recreation, and Open Space Planning
  • Plan Reviews
  • Urban Planning
  • Zoning Approvals and Permitting