Urban Design & Planning Services include:
- Urban design
- Planning and master plans
- Comprehensive Planning
- Urban planning/Town Centers
- Community Planning
- Land Use
- Zoning amendments and complete code revisions
- Market and economic analysis (prior to drafting land development regulations)
- Municipal Planning
The RMA Urban Design and Planning Team is led by Natasha Alfonso-Ahmed, a visionary who is sought after by our most progressive clients. Her vast local and international experience produces bold and creative urban design ideas that generate excitement and attract private investment.
Our planning principles are based on a smart growth approach which means building and maintaining towns and cities with housing and transportation choices near employment centers, shops, and schools, while supporting local economies and protecting the environment. Ensuring a proper use of civic spaces such as streets, plazas and parks is critical to our approach. We plan and design for any scale of development – local, neighborhood, regional or entire districts. The result is an improved quality of life for the individuals who inhabit these locales on a daily basis.
We identify the unique challenges and opportunities of an area and consider the community’s perspectives. RMA is highly experienced in engaging public participation through forums including design charrettes, stakeholder interviews and tech driven outreach methods.
Whether we are helping to redevelop existing sites in a developed area, or designing a vacant parcel from the ground up, we work with our clients to maximize the potential of their sites.