Placemaking is a master planning that integrates land use, housing, mobility, community identity and economic development at the appropriate scale and location within a community.
There is an increasing demand to strike a balance among community growth, environmental stewardship and social needs. We recognize that the approach must be integrated; it must demand local involvement, dedicated expert resources and emphasize quality design. Pond’s Community Planning group creates better communities by delivering innovative and practical solutions that bring communities together with natural surroundings to create harmonious environments where people thrive.
Our holistic approach draws on individual expertise, past experience and passion for the environment to provide planning services that are environmentally sensitive and support the dynamic relationship between people and place. Expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), community involvement and visualization tools enable our thought leaders to passionately communicate distinct visions to project stakeholders during charrettes and community/client presentations and help build consensus.
- Comprehensive Planning
- Master Planning
- Land Use Planning
- Community Planning
- Transportation Planning
- Streetscape Planning & Design
- Mobility Studies
- Multi-Use Trails
- Pedestrian & Bicycle Facilities
- Urban Redevelopment
- Public / Private Partnerships
- Corridor Studies
- Traffic Calming
- Community Involvement
- GIS Mapping & Analysis
- Historic Preservation
- Site Planning
- GIS Planning Capabilities
- Zoning Ordinances
- Parks and Recreation Planning
- Planning and Zoning Issues
- Public Participation Facilitation
- Riparian/Greenway Corridor Planning
- Urban Design
- Parking Demand Analysis
Bob Williams, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Executive Vice President
Matthew Wilder, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
Eric Lusher, AICP
Director of Planning
Lauren Blaszyk, AICP
Pond was excited to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new recreational vehicle and camping facility at Colt Creek State Park last week. Under direction of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Pond has completed the design...
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC). The ceremony was held at the Convention Center Skyway Station on Bay Street in the heart of the LaVilla neighborhood...
Raymond-Pond Solutions, a joint venture between Raymond Engineering and Pond, was recently awarded a multi-year contract to provide full, multi-discipline architecture and engineering design services to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Fort Worth facility. The...