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With over 40 years of experience integrating community planning and sustainability, ESA has shaped communities and forged partnerships with public and private-sector clients and regulators.

ESA’s team of more than a dozen senior-level community planners collaborate with more than 475 environmental planners and scientists throughout the firm to bring proven experience and integrated solutions to the preparation of general plans, specific plans, and a wide variety of community planning issues. We keep project approval and implementation in mind, balancing long-term planning, community attributes, stakeholder objectives, and cost. We develop plans that clearly map the path from vision to reality–plans that can be built while protecting critical resources, achieving sustainable results.

Specialized Services

  • Community and ecosystem adaptation plans
  • Community outreach programs
  • Development feasibility (constraints/opportunities, due diligence)
  • General plans, comprehensive plans, and community plans
  • Shoreline and coastal plans
  • Specific Plans and planned developments
  • Urban design guidelines
  • Zoning and development codes