Planners in Private Practice

Planners in Private Practice (PIPP) is a division of the Michigan Chapter, American Planning Association.  PIPP is a collective of private planning consulting firms that provide fee-for-service or contract based services for planning, zoning, development and site plan review, economic and community development, placemaking and myriad other municipal functions.

Michigan has dozens of planning firms, large and small, to meet the unique planning and zoning needs in your community. A planning consultant might be hired to update your zoning ordinance, or to lead a master planning process.  Smaller communities might retain planning consultants for day to day planning and zoning administration.  

MAP has developed a resource to answer your questions about using private practice planners.  Follow this link to learn more about private practice planning in Michigan, including these important topics:

  • Why Use a Planning Consultant
  • How to Select a Planning Consultant
  • The Competitive Selection Process
  • Interview and Selection
  • Ten Reasons to Look to Michigan’s Private Practice Community Planning Consultants FIRST

DIRECTORY OF MICHIGAN CONSULTING FIRMS

(Members Of Planners In Private Practice)

Anderson Economic Group
Sara Bowers
1555 Watertower Place #100
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
(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
 
Building Place Consultants
Rodney Nanney, AICP 
(734) 483-2271
 
Carlisle | Wortman Associates, Inc.
John L. Enos, AICP
117 N 1st Street, Ste. 70
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-2200
Fax (734) 662-1935
Clarkston (248) 625-8455 
[email protected]
www.cwaplan.com
 
Community Image Builders
CIB Planning
Carmine P. Avantini, AICP
17195 Silver Parkway, #309
Fenton, MI  48430
(810) 335-3800
 
Community Planning and Land Use Consulting
Rob Larrea, AICP Principal | Community Planner
Traverse City, MI
(231)944-3031
 
Gibbs Planning Group
Town Planning + Market Research + Landscape Architecture
Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, Owner
240 Martin Street
Birmingham, Michigan  48009
(248) 642-4800
 
Giffels Webster 
Rodney Arroyo, AICP
28 West Adams, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: (313) 962-4442
Fax: (313) 962-5068
 
Hamilton Anderson Associates
1435 Randolph Street, Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-0270
Fax (313) 964-0170
 
Harvey Consulting
Rebecca J. Harvey, AICP
5161 North 8th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-7957
Fax (269) 375-7957
 
HNTB Michigan, Inc.
Carly Shapiro, AICP
535 Griswold Street, Suite 1100
Detroit, MIchigan 48226
(313) 230-0966  
 
Landplan Inc.
Mark A. Eidelson, AICP
PO Box 313, Okemos, MI 48805-0313
(517) 347-2120
Fax (517) 347-2234
 
LandUse | USA, LLC
Sharon M. Woods, CRE, NCI, MA, MCP
6971 Westgate Drive
Laingsburg, MI 48848
Phone: (517) 290-5531
 
Livable Community By Design, LLC
Philip L. Meyer, AICP, Principal
66 West 13th Street
Holland, MI  49423
(616) 566-5188
 
livingLAB: A collaborative design studio
1274 Library Street, Suite 1D
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 974-7602
 
MainStreet Planning Company
Janis Norman Johnson, AICP
Timothy J. Johnson, PCP
1600 East Beltline NE, Suite 212
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
(616)649.3846j
 
Mannik Smith Group
Lucie Fortin, AICP
1771 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
(734) 289-2200
 
MKSK studios
Brad Strader, AICP
4219 Woodward Ave #305
Detroit, MI  48201
(248) 586-0505
 
McKenna 
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
 
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
 
North of 45
Patrick Coleman, AICP
49014 N Grosse Pointe Road
Hancock, MI  49330
(906) 370-9953
 
OHM Advisors
Christine Spitzley, AICP
34000 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
[email protected]
(734) 466-4517
 
Pivot Planning & Design Collaborative
Adrianna Jordan, AICP, Principal
Berkley, MI 48072
(734) 846-7015
 
PLB Planning Group, LLC
Paul M. LeBlanc, AICP
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 581-3978
 
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
 
Preston Community Services, LLC
Peter Preston, AICP
PO Box 413
Saint Johns, MI  48879
(517) 256-0566
   
Quinn Evans Architects
Kristen Nyht, AICP
219 ½ N. Main Street, Suite 200
Ann Arbor MI 48104
(734) 663-5888
 
Rowe Professional Services Company
J. Douglas Piggott, AICP
540 South Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 341-7500
Fax (810) 341-7573
     
Social Impact Philanthropy and Investment
Jason Ball, AICP
609 East Fifth Avenue
Flint, MI 48503
 
Spicer Group
Robert Eggers, AICP, Principal
230 S. Washington Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607
(toll free) (800) 833-0062
Fax (989) 754-4440
     
Wade Trim
500 Griswold Avenue, Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-3650
Fax (313) 961-0898
 
William & Works, Inc.
Lynee L. Wells, AICP, Senior Planner
549 Ottawa Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 224-1500
Fax (616) 224-1501
     

 

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.