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Planners in Private Practice

Planners in Private Practice was assembled to promote the private sector of the planning profession, to improve the delivery of planning services to both public and private clients, and to participate cooperatively with all planning groups and activities. Learn why you should consider one of Michigan's community planning consultants.

Why Use a Planning Consultant?

Planning consultants provide expertise in designing and carrying out regional and community planning programs and development projects.

Public and private planning groups will benefit from obtaining professional planning services in the following situations:

  • You require specific skills which your staff lacks.
  • You need additional advice on specific problems.
  • You have the need for objectivity, experience and the credentials of a third party.
  • Your staff does not have time to complete a project by a specific date.


The key qualifications which a planning consultant brings to your problems are:
Experience, Technical Expertise, New Ideas, Objectivity, Knowledge of Current Planning Laws and Practice, Presentation Skills and Graphic Abilities, GIS-Computer Skills, Public Participation Skills.

Michigan law does not require competitive price selection for professional services (including planning, engineering, or architecture) regardless of the budget amount.

Many Michigan communities work with the same planning consulting firm for many years because of the benefits and efficiencies of a firm's local planning knowledge, avoidance of costly selection processes and the predictability of service quality. Loyalty to a planning firm, which consistently provides quality service, may best serve your needs and meet your objectives.

DIRECTORY OF MICHIGAN CONSULTING FIRMS

(Members Of Planners In Private Practice)

Albert Kahn, Family of Companies

Jeffrey Gaines, AICP, Manager of Programing and Planning 

7430 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 202-7000 Fax (313) 202-7171

jeffrey.gaines@akahn.com

www.albertkahn.com

 

Anderson Economic Group

Sara Bowers

1555 Watertower Place #100

East Lansing, Michigan 48823

sbowers@andersoneconomicgroup.com

(517) 333-6984

 

Beckett & Raeder, Inc.

535 West William Street,

Suite 101 Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 663-2622 Fax (734) 663-6759

Petoskey (231) 347-2523

Traverse City (231) 933-8400

jri@bria2.com

www.bria2.com

 

Building Place Consultants

Attn:  Rodney C. Nanney, AICP

301 West Nelson Street

Midland, MI  48640

(989)  492-0540 (Northern MI)  Fax (734) 483-2271

info@buildingplace.net

www.buildingplace.net

 

Carlisle|Wortman Associates, Inc.

John L. Enos, AICP

605 S. Main Street, Suite 1, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 662-2200 Fax (734) 662-1935

(248) 625-8455 Clarkston
jenos@cwaplan.com
www.cwaplan.com

 

Community Image Builders

CIB Planning

Carmine P. Avantini, AICP

17195 Silver Parkway, #309

Fenton, MI  48430

avantini@cibplanning.com

810-335-3800

  

Community Planning & Management, P.C.

Patrick Meagher, AICP, President

30464 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield, MI 48047

(586) 416-2740 Fax (586) 416-2750

cpmpc@sbcglobal.net

www.cpmpc.com

   

ENP & Associates

Megan Masson-Minock

P.O. Box 131095 Ann Arbor, MI 48113

(734) 646-3163 Fax (734) 527-6158

megan@enp-associates.com

www.enp-associates.com

 

Gibbs Planning Group

Town Planning + Market Research + Landscape Architecture

Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, Owner

240 Martin Street, Birmingham, Michigan  48009

(248) 642-4800

carol@gibbsplanning.com

www.gibbsplanning.com

   

Giffels Webster | Clearzoning

Rodney Arroyo, AICP

28 West Adams, Suite 1200

Detroit, MI  48226

Phone: (313) 962-4442
Fax: (313) 962-5068

rarroyo@giffelswebster.com

www.giffelswebster.com
www.clearzoning.com


Growing Home Design

Ryan Griffith, CFM, NCI

1301 Hope St SE

Grand Rapids 49506

717.215.7541

www.growinghomedesign.com

HNTB Michigan, Inc.

Elizabeth A. Hude

333 Albert Avenue, Suite 333

East Lansing, Michigan 48823

ehude@hntb.com

Tel 517.333.3330 X15605

Cell 517.282.3191

Fax 517.333.9393

www.hntb.com

 

Hamilton Anderson Associates

1435 Randolph Street, Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 964-0270 Fax (313) 964-0170

achesterton@hamilton-anderson.com

www.hamilton-anderson.com

 

Harvey Consulting

Rebecca J. Harvey, AICP

5161 North 8th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

(269) 375-7957 Fax (269) 375-7957

rebeccaharvey@charter.net

 

Kearney Development Strategies

Cheryl Williams-Kearney

kearneydevelopmentstrategies@gmail.com

(248) 688-4573

 

Kuntzsch Solutions

300 North Bridge St.

Grand Ledge, MI  48837

(517) 925-8649

kuntzschsolutions.com

 

Landplan Inc.

Mark A. Eidelson, AICP

PO Box 313, Okemos, MI 48805-0313

(517) 347-2120 Fax (517) 347-2234

www.landplan-eidelson.com

 

LandUse|USA, LLC

Sharon M. Woods, CRE, NCI, MA, MCP

6971 Westgate Drive, Laingsburg, MI 48848

Phone: (517) 290-5531

sharonwoods@landuseusa.com
www.landuseusa.com

 

Livable Community By Design, LLC

Philip L. Meyer, AICP, Principal

66 West 13th Street

Holland, MI  49423

Phone:  (616) 566-5188

communitybydesign@comcast.net

 

Lord Aeck Sargent

Kristen A. Nyht, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C

213 S. Ashley St #200

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phone: 734-827-3929

KNyht@lordaecksargent.com

www.lordaecksargent.com


livingLAB: A collaborative design studio

1274 Library Street, Suite 1D

Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: (313) 974-7602

courtney@livinglabdetroit.com

www.livinglabdetroit.com

 

LSLPlanning, Inc.

306 S. Washington Suite 400, Royal Oak, MI 48067

(248) 586-0505 Fax (248) 586-0501

Grand Rapids (616) 336-7750

lslinfo@lslplanning.com

www.LSLPlanning.com

 

M.C. Planning & Design

504 Liberty Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

(231) 487-0745 Fax (231) 487-0746

mcampbell@mcplanningdesign.com

 

Mannik Smith Group

Royce Maniko, AICP

2365 Haggerty Road South, Suite 100

Canton, MI  48188

(734) 397-3100  Fax (734) 397-3131

RManiko@manniksmithgroup.com

 

McKenna Associates, Inc.

235 East Main Street, Suite 105, Northville, Michigan 48167

(248) 596-0920 Fax (248) 596-0930

(toll free) (888) 226-4326

Kalamazoo (269) 382-4443

info@mcka.com

www.mcka.com

 

Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Lynn Wilson, AICP, Senior Project Planner

2605 Port Lansing Road, Lansing, MI 48906

(517) 321-8334 Fax (517) 321-5932

(toll free) (866) 441-5214

lynn.wilson@meadhunt.com

www.meadhunt.com

 

Nederveld, Inc.

Terry Sanford, Principal

217 Grandville Ave. SW Suite 302, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 575-5190 Fax (616) 575-6644

(toll free) (800) 222-1868

Ann Arbor (734) 929-6963

tsanford@nederveld.com

www.nederveld.com

 

North of 45

Patrick Coleman, AICP

49014 N Grosse Pointe Road,  Hancock, MI  49330

(906) 370-9953

pcoleman@northof45llc.com

 

OHM Advisors

Heather Seyfarth, AICP

34000 Plymouth Road

Livonia, MI 48150

Heather.Seyfarth@ohm-advisors.com

734.522.6711xx

 

Parallel Solutions LLC

Megan Olds, President & Principal

P.O. Box 4158

Traverse City, MI  49685

231.409.7885

megan@parallelmi.com    www.parallelmi.com


Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc.

Randy Mielnik, AICP, LEED AP, Principal Owner

2262 North Monroe Street, Monroe, MI 48162

(734) 384-1380 Fax (734) 384-1381

MielnikR@poggemeyer.com
www.poggemeyer.com

 

Preston Community Services, LLC

Peter Preston, AICP

PO Box 413, Saint Johns, MI  48879

(517) 256-0566

pcsmail.pete@gmail.com


Rowe Professional Services Company

J. Douglas Piggott, AICP

540 South Saginaw Street, Suite 200, Flint, Michigan 48502

(810) 341-7500 Fax (810) 341-7573

DPiggott@rowepsc.com
www.rowepsc.com

Spicer Group

Robert Eggers, AICP, Principal

230 S. Washington Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607

(toll free) (800) 833-0062 Fax (989) 754-4440

robe@spicergroup.com

www.spicergroup.com
 

Wade Trim

500 Griswold Avenue, Suite 2500, Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 961-3650 Fax (313) 961-0898

nlomako@wadetrim.com

www.wadetrim.com

William & Works, Inc.

Lynee L. Wells, AICP, Senior Planner

549 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 224-1500 Fax (616) 224-1501

wells@williams-works.com

www.williams-works.com

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Most professional planners practicing in Michigan are certified and/or registered. The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the national professional institute within the American Planning Association (APA). AICP's central mission is the professional development and certification of its members as a means to the ongoing improvement of the practice of planning. AICP membership includes about 10,000 of the 30,000 APA members.

We hope these recommendations help. Please contact any members of the Planners in Private Practice group for more information about selecting a planning consultant.
This page last updated on 6/15/2016.
 

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