At the APA-NYM, we are always looking to engage the entire planning community, from individuals, to government agencies, to private companies. A number of these private companies have generously chosen to support the work and programs of the Chapter as sponsors. Those companies are listed below:
AECOM Design & PlanningContributor Level: Sponsor
A comprehensive understanding of how people’s lives shape and are shaped by their environments is the starting point for AECOM’s approach to the design and planning of places at all scales. Whether working on a multi-acre corporate landscape, a small urban park, or a year-round resort, our landscape architects and urban designers consider the site’s physical surroundings and the needs of the client as well as the financial mechanisms, long-term community effects, implementation, maintenance, and management of the project.
Our practice is not simply focused on buildings and sites but on systems: the physical framework of streets, squares, parks, plazas and gardens that contribute to a sense of place. Effective and sustainable design requires careful integration of the myriad features of a particular site, from issues of aesthetics to those of ecology, circulation, infrastructure, visual impacts, and economic viability. AECOM’s interdisciplinary approach brings together the best creative and strategic thinkers to facilitate the often complex reciprocal relationships between sites and their surrounding context.
Our work takes place in a variety of settings, from established downtowns to new communities to rural landscape settings. All our projects have in common the need for practicality, quality, and attractiveness. AECOM is a multi-disciplinary firm with the following services: Architecture, Building Engineering, Construction Services, Design & Planning, Economics, Energy, Environment, Government, Mining, Oil & Gas, Program Management, Transportation and Water.
AKRFContributor Level: Patron
AKRF – a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in environmental, planning, and engineering services – is considered the consultant of choice to tackle a wide range of complex, controversial and time-sensitive projects for public agencies, private clients, and municipalities. Founded in 1981, we bring together the talents of over 200 employees in six locations – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Philadelphia, Westchester County, Maryland and Long Island.
As a medium-sized company, we combine the breadth and resources of larger firms with the specialized know-how and attentiveness offered by smaller ones to complete a wide variety of projects, and deliver solutions with substantial, measurable value. Our experience in the field and commitment to our clients has made us one of the most respected firms in the Northeast.
AKRF’s people are key to our long record of success. Our professional staff – many of whom are recognized industry leaders with many years of experience-include urban planners, economists, historians, air quality and noise analysts, civil engineers, transportation planners, and hazardous materials specialists. Our range of expertise enables us to offer our clients, from a small private developer to municipalities and large public agencies, a single-point source to meet all their regulatory, engineering, and planning needs.
A full-service environmental company, AKRF offers services in the following disciplines:
- Air Quality
- Acoustics & Vibration
- Public Outreach
- Construction Management
- Cultural Resources
- Environmental Impact Assessments
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Hazardous Materials
- Landscape Architecture
- Natural Resources
- Transportation & Infrastructure
- Water Resources
Behan Planning & DesignContributor Level: Advertiser
Behan Planning and Design is a nationally-recognized community planning and landscape architecture design firm with offices in Saratoga Springs and New City, New York. Founded in 1994 by the firm’s principal partners Cynthia A. Behan, RLA and John J. Behan, AICP, the firm’s professionals are dedicated to building strong client partnerships with areas of expertise in Landscape Architecture, Community Planning, and Design. We are a New York State designated women-owned business enterprise (WBE), certified New York City WBE, and New York State certified disadvantage business enterprise (DBE). The firm’s professionals are dedicated to building strong client partnerships and identifying ways in which residents, businesses, public agencies, and non-profit organizations can successfully plan the future of their communities. Our philosophy emphasizes turning community knowledge into publicly-supported action. At Behan Planning and Design we firmly believe that public participation is integral to successful community planning and implementation initiatives. Through thoughtful analysis and effective listening, our designs create places of lasting value. Serving all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, our company recognizes the need to create a positive future for our communities by planning ahead. The key to a great plan is to understand the forces of change-and to guide community investments to take maximum advantage of those forces.
Our services include:
- Comprehensive Plans
- Waterfront Planning
- Downtown Revitalization/Urban Design
- Neighborhood Planning
- Public Participation
- Zoning and Land Use Regulations/Form Based Codes
- Integrated Land Use/Transportation Planning
- Regional Planning
- Economic and Fiscal Analysis
- Geographic Information Systems
- Municipal Project Review
- Environmental Review
- Grant Writing
- Community Design
- Trails, Parks, and Recreation Design
- Small Scale Spaces and Garden Design
- Site Planning
- Design Review
- Design Guidelines
- Open Space Plans
- Conservation Network Mapping
- Sustainability Analysis and Planning
- Conservation Financing
- Land and Estate Planning
- Farmland Protection
- Conservation Development
- Watershed Planning
- Naturalized Stormwater Management Systems
Behan Planning and Design has worked with communities large and small throughout New York State and the Northeast.
Representative clients in the Hudson Valley include: Clarkstown, New Paltz, Marlborough, Wallkill, Beekman, Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the Shawangunk Mountains Regional Partnership.
Buckhurst Fish & Jacquemart IncContributor Level: Contributor
Buckhurst Fish & Jacquemart Inc (BFJ Planning) specializes in planning, urban design, transportation, environmental and development advisory services. BFJ planning services include comprehensive planning and zoning, site planning, subdivision review and site evaluation studies. Design projects vary in size from large mixed-use developments, waterfronts and downtown areas to building analyses for new construction and adaptive reuse. Transportation projects include traffic analysis, parking studies, multi-modal studies and congestion pricing. Environmental studies include inventories and assessments and the preparation of EIS’s. Developments advisory services involve housing, tourism and real estate market analyses. BFJ carries out assignments for public, private and non-profit clients throughout the country.
Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLPContributor Level: Patron
Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP provides comprehensive planning, environmental and multi-disciplined engineering services to municipalities, state agencies and private clients. We coordinate resolution of planning and environmental concerns with diverse engineering services to assure complete coverage of project requirements.
Planning services include:
- Master Plans
- Land Use and Planning Studies
- Land Development Feasibility Studies
- Planning Board Services
- Zoning Analysis
- Code Revisions
- Environmental Assessment Forms
- Environmental Impact Statements
- Coastal Assessment/Consistency
- Wetlands Restoration
- Wetlands Permits
- Non-Point Source Pollution Abatement
- Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) Permits, Monitoring and Reporting
- SPDES Permitting and Monitoring
- Water Supply and Water Management
- Environmental Audits
- Traffic and Air Quality Investigations
- Applied Research Projects
- Recycling Programs
- Environmental Engineering
- Grant Applications
Cameron also offers Landscape Architecture and a full range of engineering services including:
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Water and Wastewater Engineering
- Solid Waste Management
- Construction Management
The scope of services provided on various projects encompasses surveys and investigations, master plans, feasibility studies and evaluations, surveying, engineering reports, SEQR compliance, permit procurement, detailed engineering designs including contract drawings and specifications, cost estimating, bid analysis and construction phase related services.
Janice Jijina, P.E., AICP, Associate
100 Sunnyside Blvd, Suite 100
Woodbury, NY 11797
330 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1300
New York, NY 10001
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Cleary ConsultingContributor Level: Contributor
Cleary Consulting provides a full range of planning and environmental services for government and the private sector. Established in 1990 by Patrick Cleary, AICP, CEP, PP, LEED AP, CNU-A, who brings over 35 years of experience in the planning field to the firm, Cleary Consulting remains today, a small, intimate, personal service consulting firm. The firm employs a management philosophy which minimizes in-house staff and relies upon existing relationships with affiliated professionals to â€œcustom fitâ€ project personnel. In this way, Mr. Cleary is able to extensively participate in the technical elements of each project. Cleary Consulting offers a broad array of planning services ranging from site specific planning studies, zoning analysis and code development, SEQRA support and Environmental Impact Statements to area wide comprehensive plans, and complete â€œturnkeyâ€ Planning Board support, advisory, and implementation services. Cleary Consulting has established a substantial track record of providing clients with creative solutions within existing time and budgetary constraints. The firmâ€™s personalized service and high degree of professional accountability represents a unique and competitive alternative.
- Board support and advisory services
- Environmental planning
- SEQRA/NEPA Environmental Impact Statements
- Site planning
- Development feasibility studies
- Comprehensive planning
- Public participation and facilitating
- Economic & community development
- Grant solicitation and funding support
- Transportation planning
- Green building & sustainable development
Ferrandino & Associates, Inc. Planning and Development ConsultantsContributor Level: Contributor
Ferrandino & Associates Inc. (F&A) is a multi-disciplinary planning firm specializing in comprehensive planning, environmental impact statement preparation and review, housing, zoning, land use studies, parking and traffic, urban design, real estate, economic and market analysis, commercial revitalization, business retention and recruitment, community and economic development, housing management studies, grants procurement and permit processing. The firm services both large and small municipalities, county, State and Federal agencies, not-for- profit groups, and private developers, corporations and institutions. The firm has been active in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Herkimer, Greene, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in the five boroughs of NYC, and States of New Jersey, Connecticut, South Carolina, Illinois, Massachusetts and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
A sample of the Firm’s projects includes:
- Comprehensive Community plan for the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY
- Master Plan for Rye Playland Amusement Park in Rye, NY
- Comprehensive Plans for the Town of North Salem, Goshen, Greenburgh, and Wallkill and the City of Mount Vernon, NY
- Community Plan for Inwood in the Town of Hempstead, NY
- Downtown Plans for the City of Torrington, CT, the Towns of Mamaroneck, NY and Plainville, CT, and the Village of Scarsdale, NY
- Hamlet Center Studies for the Towns of Southampton and Carmel, NY
- Corridor Studies for the City of Yonkers (Central Avenue), the Villages of Briarcliff Manor and Port Chester (US Route 2), and the Towns of Southampton and East Hampton, NY
- Scenic Byways Corridor Management Plan for the Town of Southold, NY
- Campus Plans for the former Letchworth Village Developmental Disabilities Center, Haverstraw, NY and the Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial Home in Westchester County.
- Economic Development plans for the Borough of Staten Island, Westchester County, Dutchess County, the Cities of Yonkers, Mount Vernon and Poughkeepsie, the Village of Ellenville, and the Towns of Riverhead, Wawarsing and Cortlandt, NY
- Marketing and Economic Development Plan for the City of White Plains, NY.
- Downtown Market Study for the City of New Rochelle, NY.
- Industrial Market Study for the Town of Riverhead, NY.
- Downtown Market Study and Economic Impact Analysis of big box retail for the Downtown Stamford Special Services District.
- New Zoning Ordinance for the City of New Rochelle and Town of Eastchester and specialized zoning for the Town of Mamaroneck and Wallkill, and the Villages of Port Chester and Elmsford, NY, and the Cities of Stamford, CT and Mount Vernon, NY.
- Rezoning and GEIS for 3,000 acres in the Town of Yorktown, NY.
- Environmental reviews and environmental impact statements throughout the tri-state region.
- Historic District legislation and zoning for the City of Peekskill, NY.
- Community Development Plans for the Counties of Dutchess and Rockland, NY, the Cities of Mount Vernon, Yonkers,Poughkeepsie and New Rochelle, NY, the Cities of New Britain, Meriden, Waterbury, and Danbury, CT, and the Towns of Union and Islip, NY and Fairfield, CT.
- Strategic Plans for the Islip, NY and Bridgeport and Torrington, CT Housing Authorities.
- Urban Renewal Plans for the Cities of Peekskill, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle, NY.
- LIHTC market studies for private developers and not-for- profit clients.
- Expert testimony before the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals, Planning and Zoning Boards throughout the tri-state area, and in litigation before the Courts.
Tarry Elm Business Center
3 West Main Street
Elmsford, NY 10523
Contact: Vince Ferrandino, AICP
Staff: 10 | AICP: 3
Fitzgerald and Halliday, Inc.Contributor Level: Contributor
FHI is a firm of planners, engineers, designers, scientists, GIS analysts, and administrative personnel dedicated to helping communities and agencies make good decisions. As planning is interdisciplinary by nature, many of our staff cross technical disciplines and work collaboratively to achieve the best possible solutions.
We provide mobility planning, community planning, environmental services, and public involvement services.. Consistent across all service lines is our ability to craft context-sensitive solutions compatible with our clients” goals and budgets.
FHI serves public and private entities throughout New England, New York, the Mid-Atlantic and beyond since 1987.
HDR Inc.Contributor Level: Donor
HDR offers comprehensive services in Transportation, Environmental & Resource Management (E&RM) and Water/wastewater (W/WW). Transportation expertise includes roadways, bridges, rail transit, railroads, tunnels, ports, airports, and transportation planning and environmental sciences. E&RM expertise includes environmental assessments, planning, brownfields, solid waste management, permitting and privatization. W/WW includes storm water management, permitting, benchmarking, water and wastewater treatment and design.
HNTBContributor Level: Sponsor
For more than 100 years, HNTB has built a reputation for excellence and innovation. With more than 3,600 professionals in 60 offices, HNTB is the planner, designer and construction manager for $11B of infrastructure annually. We understand the issues – from planning to design to financing to project delivery – that affect our client’s ability to complete complex infrastructure projects and programs.
A leader in providing planning services to clients across the U.S., HNTB brings more than 42 years of experience in planning, and more than 270 planners, urban designers and landscape architects in 60 offices across the country, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
The services HNTB’s Northeast Division planners have provided to our clients include:
- Corridor Studies/Complete Streets/BRT
- Long Range Transportation and Strategic Plans
- Bicycle/Pedestrian/Greenway Planning and Design
- Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
- Transit Oriented Development Design/Planning
- Station Design and Architecture
- Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure/LEED
- Design Guidelines/Context Sensitive Solutions
- Land Use Planning and Analysis
- Regional Planning
- GIS Analysis
- Resiliency Planning
- Sustainability Guidelines
- Travel Demand Studies and Modeling
- Environmental Planning (NEPA/SEQRA)
- Economic Analysis
- Rail Operations Analysis
- Traffic Planning and Analysis
- Ridership Projections
- Pedestrian Modeling
Hutton AssociatesContributor Level: Sponsor
Hutton Associates is a private consulting firm specializing in planning, design and development advisory services. Ernest Hutton, principal, was trained as an architect and city planner and has over forty years’ experience with large-scale projects in both urban and developing areas. The firm represents experience with a variety of clients in the public, private, and civic/ not-for-profit sectors. This experience gives a unique perspective in defining and negotiating workable solutions in each aspect of the planning/ development process– from initial site and project feasibility analysis to design alternatives, phasing and impact evaluation.
A special emphasis of the firm is coordinating stakeholder and community involvement, using a variety of interactive techniques including, workshops, charrettes and focus groups. A hallmark of the firm’s approach is collaboration with a variety of related disciplines such as real estate market research, heritage tourism, economic and financial analysis, landscape design, architecture, and theatre/ museum experience. Based on this professional network, Hutton Associates assembles and coordinates targeted teams that respond to specific client needs.
Ernest Hutton received the Lawrence Orton career award in 2015 for leadership in city and regional planning given by the American Planning Association New York Metropolitan (APA-NYM) Chapter.
JMC Planning Engineering Landscape Architecture & Land Surveying PLLCContributor Level: Donor
JMC is a firm of more than 40 professionals providing expertise in Planning, Site Design, Civil/Transportation Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Entitlements, Construction Observation, Laser Scanning and 3D Visualization services to the public and private sectors.
The JMC team of professionals work together to provide comprehensive design, planning and consulting services for land use projects throughout the Hudson Valley and New York region. JMC excels at obtaining the client’s “right to build” in today’s complex regulatory environment. To begin, JMC produces a complete assessment of a project’s viability through due diligence and concept design to provide the client with focus and direction.
In project design, staff draws upon in-house expertise in Site Planning, Landscape Architecture, Civil and Traffic Engineering, Surveying and Environmental Planning using state-of-the-art methods to efficiently prepare the plans and reports necessary to secure approvals and permits.
JMC delivers creative, cost-effective site design solutions tailored to meet each client’s need.
Kevin Dwarka Land Use & Economic ConsultingContributor Level: Advertiser
Kevin Dwarka Land Use and Economic Consulting is a multi-disciplinary planning firm specializing in the revitalization of downtown mixed-use districts, historic main streets, and urban neighborhoods. Headquartered in Lower Manhattan, the firm offers an unusual combination of urban planning services including land use, urban economics, and litigation support.
Land use services include zoning analysis, area planning, comprehensive planning, TOD planning, housing needs assessment, site selection assistance, brownfield redevelopment guidance, parking studies, complete streets policy design, and historic preservation analysis. As a development advisory, the firm also provides expert regulatory guidance on the development rights, zoning requirements, and land use approval process for redeveloping specific properties in New York City.
Economic consulting services include market analysis, real estate demand analysis, cost benefit analysis, real estate financial modeling (pro-formas), retail leakage studies, feasibility analysis and fiscal impact analysis. The firm also helps cities secure public and private financing for major redevelopment projects and urban infrastructure projects.
The firm also provides a full suite of litigation support services including regulatory review, expert testimony, real property valuation, and technical analysis of land use, traffic, and environmental impact documents.
LanganContributor Level: Donor
Langan – provides integrated planning and engineering consulting services in support of land development projects, real estate portfolios, and the oil and gas industry. Our clients include city and state agencies; developers; property owners; corporations; healthcare, educational, and cultural institutions; and energy companies. Founded in 1970, Langan employs nearly 1,000 professionals firm-wide throughout the United States and internationally with nearly 250 engineers and planners in its New York City office.
Langan’s broad range of integrated services includes:
- Environmental Planning
- Transportation Engineering, Planning and Modeling
- Natural and Cultural Resources
- Environmental Engineering
- Site / Civil and Construction Management
- Information Management / GIS
- Landscape Architecture and Planning
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Mobile Mapping
- Earthquake / Seismic
- Environmental Compliance and Permitting
- Sustainable Design
Larisa Ortiz AssociatesContributor Level: Consultant
Larisa Ortiz Associates (LOA) is a nationally recognized Minority and Women-Owned firm dedicated to commercial revitalization, including market analysis, community-based planning, retail and real estate advisory services, and downtown development strategies. We provide our clients with market-based solutions for their community revitalization efforts, and help them turn plans into outcomes.
Our firm understands the unique challenges inherent in local economic development and we help organizations and municipalities with the capacity building, analysis and concept testing necessary to determine the regulatory, financial and political feasibility of complicated proposals and projects.
Our philosophy is that communities reap significant rewards when they take the time to accurately understand their stakeholders and their data before leaping into action. Only then can they prioritize a set of solutions that temper market realities with the interests of diverse voices within the community. This is where an expert advisor can help, offering objective third-party guidance and technical assistance that allows our clients to understand their market, reach consensus and then leverage that consensus for additional support, resources and funding.
The staff at Larisa Ortiz Associates has over two decades of experience helping our clients develop plans and execute efforts to improve downtowns, neighborhoods and commercial districts. We have served a variety of clients – real estate owners and developers, city and state governments, community-based organizations, Main Street programs and downtown managers.
Whether you are a commercial district manager; broker, developer, or retailer; or government entity – our SERVICES can fit your needs and include:
– Market Analysis and Retail Attraction Studies
– Administrative Management and Capacity Building
– Planning, Redevelopment and Retail Strategies
– Marketing and Communications Materials
– Retail Real Estate Feasibility Analysis and Prospect Lists
78-27 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Staff: 4 | AICP:
Nelson, Pope & VoorhisContributor Level: Sponsor
Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC (NP&V) is a Long Island based environmental planning and consulting firm established in 1997 that serves governmental and private sector clients preparing creative solutions specialized in the area of complex environmental project management and land use planning/analysis. Combined with our affiliates Nelson & Pope (a 60-year plus tradition in civil engineering and surveying) and Hawkins, Webb, Jaeger (an architectural and survey firm whose history stems back to 1890), NP&V offers a full suite of services related to environmental planning, economic consulting, ecological studies, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, testing and remediation, green infrastructure design and build services, SEQRA, CEQR and NEPA analyses, grants management, civil engineering, survey, design, and land use development related services. In addition, our affiliate East Coast GeoServices can provide soil boring, environmental sampling and groundwater monitoring well installation services.
With significant experience in long range planning, NP&V applies recognized and sustainable environmentally sensitive planning methodologies to prepare creative action oriented strategies for our clients. Our employees are recognized as experts and include 6 Certified Planners, an Economist, Grants Specialist, GIS Professional, Ecologists, Hydrologists, and Certified Environmental Professionals. Their technical capabilities have helped expand NP&V’s professional spectrum of environmental and planning services allowing us to offer specialized services in market analysis and fiscal/economic impact analyses and in stormwater management by providing design/construction of bio-swales and rain gardens to achieve pollutant/nutrient reduction goals by utilizing green infrastructure techniques. This year we have expanded our geographic range to better serve the Hudson Valley with an office in Orange County. NP&V now provides planning services to Towns and Villages on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley including land use application and SEQRA review, zoning, comprehensive planning and other related services. Kathy Eiseman, one of the partners at NP&V, is very involved in the APA, serving as Treasurer to APA’s Long Island Section.
NP&V has the benefit of local knowledge of issues, resources, and the passion to provide the very best solutions and strategies for the local area that we live and work in. This provides unparalleled knowledge for the application of the community planning process, comprehensive planning and SEQRA Administration. The result is a team of highly adept and collaborative land use professionals that will complete projects in a manner that ensures real and implementable solutions.
Our services include:
- Long Range Planning Studies
- Municipal Planning Assistance
- Grants applications, consulting and administration
- SEQRA Compliance
- Brownfield Opportunity Area Nominations
- Harbor Management Planning and LWRPs
- Feasibility Studies
- Due Diligence Assistance
- Regional Planning and Corridor Studies
- Code preparation and refinement
- Market Studies
- Fiscal and Economic Analysis
- Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments and Testing
- Environmental Science & Analysis
- Wetland Delineation and Permitting
- Storm Water Management Plans
- Restoration Plans
- Waterfront & Coastal Zone Projects
- Watershed Management & Water Supply
- GIS mapping and Spatial Analysis
To discuss your environmental planning and consulting needs or how NP&V can assist you in achieving your goals, please contact Chic Voorhis, Managing Partner of Nelson, Pope & Voorhis at (631) 427-5665.
Perez ArchitectureContributor Level: Contributor
Perez, headquartered in New Orleans, is celebrating 75 years of practice planning and designing resilient communities. We strive to collaborate on walkable communities, conserving resources and designing smarter buildings for diverse communities. Planning activities we most enjoy include developing comprehensive plans, redeveloping neighborhoods to enhance their vitality, strengthening neighborhood character by planning and supporting better urban design, and conducting community engagement plans. Our toolkit includes developing mobile applications for data collection, and technical knowledge about such diverse topics such as using CDBG-DR funds, airport planning, and design-build practices.
Philip Habib & AssociatesContributor Level: Sponsor
Philip Habib & Associates (PHA) is a 32-person consulting firm, specializing in transportation planning, traffic engineering, environmental planning, civil engineering, and construction support services. Our diverse staff of planners, civil engineers and traffic engineers enables us to take projects from preliminary planning and environmental review through final design and construction inspection. We work with a wide variety of private and public clients. The firm, established in 1989, is certified as a WBE by NYCDBS and NYSDED.
PHA offers a wide range of services, including:
- Environmental Impact Statements
- Environmental Assessments
- Development Feasibility Studies
- ULURP Applications
- Preparation of New York City Map Change Drawings
- Waterfront Development
- Ferry Planning
- Transportation Master Planning
- Terminal Planning
- Site Planning
- Traffic/Parking Analysis
- Parking Design
- Pedestrian Analysis
- Loading Dock Design/Freight Distribution
- Civil Engineering
- Streetscape Design
- Highway Design
- Construction Support Services
Some of our recent/current projects have included the EISs for the World Trade Center Campus Security Plan, the Rheingold Development in Brooklyn, and NYCDCP’s West Harlem Rezoning. The firm is also preparing the map change drawings for New York City’â€™s redevelopment of Coney Island. In addition, the firm provides traffic and civil engineering services for projects that include Related’s Hudson Yards development; the Cornell University Applied Sciences Master Plan on Roosevelt Island; the Pier 52 development in Hudson River Park; and the World Trade Center redevelopment.
Phillips Preiss GrygielContributor Level: Consultant
Phillips Preiss Grygiel (PPG) is a planning and real estate consulting firm based in Hoboken, NJ.
Founded in 1968, the firm specializes in:
- Comprehensive and community planning;
- Zoning and land use regulation;
- Real estate advisory services;
- Market and feasibility analyses;
- Economic development; and
- Expert testimony.
PPG prides itself on its problem-solving approach to assignments, with an emphasis on understanding economic, consensus-building and regulatory practicalities. In addition to real estate and planning expertise, PPG offers full GIS and graphics capabilities.
Projects range throughout the Northeast and in many communities in the New York metropolitan region. Current clients include local and national real estate developers, large corporations, private and non-profit institutions, community groups and all levels of government. Our projects have won local, state and national awards
PLC Urban Planning & PolicyContributor Level: Consultant
PLC Urban Planning & Policy provides services in land use planning, zoning, economic development, community relations, environmental review, public policy/advocacy and strategic planning. Its principal, Paula Luria Caplan AICP, offers a thirty year track record in planning and development relevant to the private, government and non-profit sectors. The firm is available to participate in collaborations as well as individual assignments. PLC Urban Planning & Policy is New York State certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).
Paula Luria Caplan, AICP
761 West 231st Street
Bronx, NY 10463
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RBA GroupContributor Level: Advertiser
The RBA Group is a multidisciplinary firm of creative and technical professionals offering interdisciplinary expertise to public agencies seeking to reinvent and reinvest in infrastructure, public spaces, and places.
RBA offers a full range of services–from public engagement and conceptual design to final design, engineering, and construction administration. With a staff of more than 200, RBA can mobilize an interdisciplinary team of professionals–drawing from architects, planners, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, and other technical professionals to suit the unique needs of each client. At RBA, professionals work together in a studio-like environment where different disciplines collaborate, which can lead to more efficient, creative, and enduring solutions.
RBA works with clients and communities of various types and scales throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Clients include public authorities, state departments of transportation, regional agencies, counties, municipalities, community development corporations, special improvement districts, higher education institutions, and private entities.
The Planning & Urban Design Group’s areas of expertise include the following:
- Rewriting the Rules: Zoning & Form-Based Code
- Engaging Public & Stakeholders
- Master Plans
- Visions & Concepts
- Plans for the Public Realm
- Retooling Public Infrastructure
Victor Minerva, AICP, Director of Planning
Mark Keener, AICP, AIA, Director of Urban Design
32 Old Slip, Suite 401
New York, NY 10005
40 Marcus Drive, 2nd Floor
Melville, NY 11747
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Sam Schwartz Transportation ConsultantsContributor Level: Advertiser
Sam Schwartz is a multi-modal transportation planning and engineering firm that has collaborated with cities for over twenty years on complex issues and strategies. In an era where daily changes in behavior, technology, and funding are creating transportation disruption, Sam Schwartz offers a forward-looking, yet pragmatic, approach to sustainable mobility with unparalleled technical and problem-solving expertise.
As city leaders increasingly aspire to re-envision their streets, Sam Schwartz has served as a frequent collaborator with those cities who are leading the charge, implementing the tremendous change that accompanies new leadership (Los Angeles and Seattle) or a new focus on transportation choices (Chicago and Grand Rapids).
In New York, our staff laid much of the groundwork for the innovations enacted under Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, from policy changes to design guidelines to securing new funding and implementing dozens of transformative projects. Sam Schwartz has also established itself as the national leader in planning for the impact of the new normal of transportation, where one’s mobile device is the most important component to getting around.
Starr WhitehouseContributor Level: Donor
Starr Whitehouse is committed to making places and communities more livable, green, and vibrant.
We bring energy and creativity to the challenge of finding what is genuine and sustainable, a challenge that starts with recognizing the strata of natural systems, physical organization, social systems, regulations, history, and culture that come together in a location. From this base, recommendations and designs emerge through consensus-building and inspiration.
Starr Whitehouse values collaboration with clients, the public, allied disciplines, and specialists. As leaders and members of teams, we believe that communication and collaboration yield the richest results and the most effective partnerships.
With comprehensive experience in parks, green spaces, urban design, and environmental planning in New York City and beyond, Starr Whitehouse spans a continuum of planning, strategy, and design through to implementation and management to meet the specific needs of our clients and create value.
SYSTRAContributor Level: Patron
SYSTRA is a specialist in planning, engineering, design, program management, and construction management for transportation systems and their associated facilities. With approximately 5,200 employees, SYSTRA benefits from more than 50 years of international and 30 years of North American experience.
Many of our professionals have earned their knowledge as employees of operating railroads, where minimizing operational impacts is the highest priority. SYSTRA’s planners, designers, and engineers truly grasp rail transit and bus system operations thus we are apt to establish and shape systems that meet operational needs while having the long-term reliability and maintainability necessary for optimal system performance.
SYSTRA is unique in our transportation system owner/operator vision and culture. Our experts emphasize practical solutions for engineering, operations, and maintenance.
We are proud members of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).
Tim Miller AssociatesContributor Level: Contributor
Tim Miller Associates, Inc. provides land planning, design and environmental services to public, private and institutional clients. Services for private and institutional clients include zoning analyses, feasibility studies, site and landscape designs, environmental assessments and impact statements, wetland delineations, traffic studies, fiscal analuses, groundwater and geotechnical studies, air and noise studies, archeological investigations, phas 1 and 2 environmental audits and related services. Services for municipalities include preparing comprehensive plans, zoning studies and project reviews.
Based in Cold Spring, New York, Tim Miller Associates, Inc. currently has active projects throughout the greater New York metropolitan area. Services are provided in the Hudson Valley counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Sullivan. The firm also is active in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and the Catskills.
TMA’s staff offers a wide range of capabilities. Each of the senior staff of the firm has professional service experience of 25 years or more. The staff includes members of the AICP with environmental planner and transportation planner certifications, landscape architects, professional wetland scientist and LEED certified staff. The following is a list of our services that are most often requested.
- Development Feasibility Studies
- Site Analysis and Design
- Environmental Planning
- Wetland Delineations and Remediation
- Natural Resource Studies
- Environmental Impact Statements (SEQRA & NEPA)
- Traffic and Parking Studies
- Phase 1 & 2 Environmental Site Assessments
- Municipal Planning and Reviews
TMA has an excellent reputation for maintaining a high level of quality in all aspects of our work while keeping deadline commitments. We tailor our services to your specific project requirements.
Turner Miller GroupContributor Level: Contributor
Turner Miller Group (TMG) is a full-service land use, development and environmental planning firm. TMG provides a wide range of services from land use planning to environmental consulting to assisting with the development planning and approval process. The firm’s principals have over fifty years of experience. TMG‘s goal is to serve our clients and create more livable communities through land use, economic development and environmental planning while facilitating consensus among diverse constituents; thereby, creating sustainable communities.
VHBContributor Level: Contributor
VHB partners with clients from its 23 offices across the East Coast to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. Premier industry publication Engineering News-Record ranks the firm among the Top 500 Design Firms nationwide, and VHB is a frequent recipient of project awards for planning, engineering, and environmental excellence. Over 1,300 engineers, scientists, planners, and designers—including 160 professionals in four New York offices—provide a wide range of services to public- and private-sector clients.
The firm’s award winning planning and design practice offers comprehensive services in:
- CDBG Grants and Program Administration
- Affordable Housing Studies
- Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
- Blight Studies
- Urban Renewal Plans
Land Use Planning
- Comprehensive Plans
- Master Planning
- Downtown Revitalization Planning
- Zoning Analysis
- Development of Zoning Regulations
- Development Application Review and Process
- Brownfield Assessments
- Municipal Planning Consulting
- CEQR, SEQRA and NEPA Documentation and Analysis
- Economic Development Consulting
- Economic Impact Analysis
- Fiscal Impact Analysis
- Market Analysis and Research
- Civic Engagement and Outreach
- Climate Adaptation Plans
- Resiliency and Sustainability Planning
- Open Space Planning
- Grant Research and Application Writing
- GIS Mapping, Planning, and Analysis
Valerie Monastra, AICP
Gina Martini, AICP
50 Main Street, Suite 360
White Plains, NY 10606
100 Motor Parkway, Suite 135
Hauppauge, New York 11788
One Penn Plaza, Suite 715
New York, New York 10119
100 Great Oaks Blvd, Suite 118
Albany, NY 12203
Staff: 1300 | AICP: 41
WSP | Parsons BrinckerhoffContributor Level: Donor
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from urban planning and environmental remediation, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s worldwide planning practice works on major infrastructure programs and projects in the transportation, power, mining, water and buildings markets.
Specific services include:
- Transportation planning
- Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning
- Transit facility planning
- Rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) operations planning
- Pedestrian modeling and simulation
- Complete Streets and non-motorized (pedestrian and bicycle) circulation studies
- Travel demand forecasting
- Alternatives Analysis/New Starts
- Urban design
- Resiliency planning
- Strategic and financial planning
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and documentation
- City and State Environmental Quality Review (CEQR/SEQR) analysis and documentation
- Post-NEPA environmental compliance
- Project and program management
- Public outreach
- Master Plans and Regional Long-Range Plans
- Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)
- Zoning/design guidelines/form based codes
- Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) compliance
- Construction impact analysis
- Sustainable infrastructure design
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Report preparation (InDesign)
We provide expertise in road, rail, transit, ports, and aviation as well as integrated planning and multimodal studies. Our work on policy development includes reviews of major projects and their strategic technical, environmental, and economic appraisal. Stakeholder engagement and tailored public consultation are prerequisites for the planning projects we undertake.
WXY Architecture and Urban DesignContributor Level: Donor
WXY is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of urban design, planning and architectural solutions in challenging contexts.
Focused on innovative approaches to public space, structures and urban issues, the firm’s work engages both site-specific design and planning at multiple scales. The firm’s commissions are in collaboration with community-based, public authority, and private clients.
Our firm’s architectural design embraces place-specific concepts and resilient design to create new and repurposed buildings, piers and bridges, and urban furnishings for the public realm. WXY’s integrated design process involves clients and stakeholders, to coordinate and solve complex design problems, yielding solutions as noteworthy for their intimacy and detail as for their civic dignity and amenity.
Our planning work engages local communities and constituencies in unique ways, utilizes analytical GIS and zoning expertise, and integrates an understanding of infrastructure and economic development concerns. The results have included the creative visioning of public spaces, new urban clusters and broad urban revitalization and infrastructure planning efforts.
WXY founding partners Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes were joined by Layng Pew and Adam Lubinsky, in 2006 and 2011 respectively.
- Architecture: WXY’s practice addresses emerging hybrid challenges that reflect the complexities of contemporary life. WXY’â€™s work creates new armatures for public interaction.
- Urban Design: WXY focuses on innovative approaches to public space, structures and cities. We focus on social and environmental transformation of the public realm at multiple scales.
- Planning: WXY’s integrated design process engages clients and stakeholders to solve complex public realm challenges. Our work is about systemic transformations, improving the physical, social, economic and ecological conditions of cities today.