Our Planning Group is focused on creating clearly defined visions for communities and regulatory approaches that maximize the chances of development and redevelopment success.
With any project, there can be a thousand different factors impacting the ability to meet your goals. Therefore, you need a team that can deliver a comprehensive strategy to mitigate as many of these factors as possible. CME’s team builds an overall project strategy, identifying potential obstacles and opportunities to deliver even more value, at the earliest stages. Our team brings visioning skills, redevelopment and growth tactics, and insight into leveraging existing assets in order to open more possibilities for you. Working together, we facilitate partnerships and increase community support to create sustainable and function solutions.
The key is to understand broader goals and then look for ways to link individual projects outcomes to achieving these larger objectives. We explore a project from multiple angles, looking at the needs and concerns of stakeholders and end users, seeking insight into potential solutions that will accomplish more. For example, working streetscape features into a local roadway project may help the community not only enjoy the investment more, but may also help them qualify for future grant opportunities.
This approach has proven very valuable to our local governmental clients when we work as a consultant staff member. In fact, CME considers municipal planning consulting an area of specialty. By combining our technical skills with creative problem solving, we’re able to successfully assist Towns in the development policies, regulations, and meaningful community planning tools to help them grow while remaining true to their unique identities.
• Community Planning + Development
• Economic Development Consulting
• Funding Solutions + Grant Writing
• Master / Strategic Planning
• Project Concept Development + Impact Planning
• Public Engagement
John P. Guszkowski, AICP, LEED-AP, ENV-SP
Planning Services Lead