Comprehensive Planning

Whether it’s examining a community as a whole or focusing on the details for a striking new streetscape, SAFEbuilt Studio has the experience, resources, and enthusiasm (in spades!) you need. We pride ourselves on bringing creativity and innovation to every assignment, and we rely on the power of images to express planning ideas—employing hand-drawn sketches, 3-D virtual models, and before/after imagery to help communities better visualize design concepts.
Our planners use vibrant images and interactive outreach to help clients make choices about the placement and scale of buildings, the alignment of roads and sidewalks, and the location of public spaces. Let’s get started crafting your community’s unique plan!

Long-range Planning

We believe every community and every client has unique issues, character, values, and vision. What motivates us is the desire to help our clients craft a long-term vision that is both compelling and results-oriented. And our exceptional outcomes are the result of the SAFEbuilt Studio process, one that involves a hands-on approach from your plan’s inception to its adoption.

But our team’s contagious enthusiasm and down-to-earth approach are only part of our “formula” for success. We encourage all of our clients to think forward to next steps, building on the positive momentum gained prior to adoption so your plan is consulted more often. Because when your plan remains part of the dialogue, it becomes part of the everyday decision-making that not only gets results but improves lives.

From project kickoff to public hearing, our senior-level staff ensures plans that tailor solutions to the unique challenges in each community, while also doing what it takes to keep projects on schedule.

From the eyes of an engaged public, sometimes the most well-intentioned contribution can feel like it’s adding to the noise. We understand the importance of community-based public involvement, and strive to help our clients understand their community’s voice and translate feedback on important issues into concrete goals.

District Plans and Revitalization

A holistic approach to redevelopment is what sets our firm apart. Whether it’s economic development, placemaking or planning for your downtown, corridor, or neighborhood, our expert staff knows how to help. As with our comprehensive plans, we take pride in crafting clear, achievable goals that preserve what’s working in your community and shake up the status quo where you need results most. When needed, we pull together teams of consultants, ranging from real estate experts to landscape architects, whose collective experience complements our own.

Searching for the right mix of uses to bring energy back into your downtown, business corridors, and nearby neighborhoods? Our redevelopment plans provide a snapshot of your community assets so you can respond effectively to changing habits and preferences. Our development team can also establish special taxing districts to capture revenue to fund district projects, and revise local regulations to support planned projects and facilitate better review processes.

Additionally, our economic development plans help you find creative ways to engage community partners, apply for grant funding, and match the dollars you have to unlock opportunities for lasting investment.

And what’s a community without dedicated spaces that bring people together? Our park and recreation plans offer simple, elegant solutions to your community’s recreation needs. And our online engagement tools make it easier than ever to survey local recreational needs and prioritize your future investments.

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