Community Development :
Environmental and Community Planning

Cities and counties face unique challenges as they evaluate project feasibility, set policies and plan for their communities. This ever-changing regulatory climate requires seasoned practitioners and technical expertise.

ESA provides an array of services so our clients are better equipped to plan, evaluate solutions, and make informed decisions. We balance strategic policy and planning skills with technical rigor, which sets us apart from other firms. We collaborate with clients to develop environmentally sensitive plans and projects that satisfy local, state, and federal permitting and regulatory requirements.

Specialized Services

  • Airport land use compatibility planning
  • Community and ecosystem adaptation plans
  • Critical area ordinance updates
  • Development feasibility (constraints/opportunities, due diligence)
  • General management plans
  • General plans, comprehensive plans, and community plans
  • Habitat conservation plans
  • Habitat modeling
  • Historical investigations, documentation, and plans
  • Interactive data visualization and 3D modeling
  • Modeling and analysis
  • Park and land management plans
  • Public access, trail analysis and design
  • Restoration and reclamation plans
  • Schematic and conceptual design
  • Sea level rise adaptation studies and vulnerability assessments
  • Shoreline master program updates
  • Specific Plans and planned developments
  • Urban design guidelines