“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ESA’s planning team develops plans that clearly map the path from vision to reality to allow our clients to achieve their desired results―plans that can be implemented and will make a meaningful difference in our communities.
ESA is unique in that we are a planning firm with deep scientific, technical, and regulatory expertise, which we apply to community and environmental planning. We keep project approval and implementation at the forefront, balancing long-term planning, community attributes, stakeholder objectives, and cost. Whether defining a vision, planning for an entire region or a specific site, engaging the public, or evaluating the environmental consequences of plans, we bring an integrated, multi-benefit, and flexible approach that recognizes, embraces, and plans for the future.
Through community engagement , strategic planning, and inspired design, ESA turns wishes into visions, and visions into plans that can be implemented and will make a meaningful difference in our communities. We shape places that enhance livability, accessibility, and equity; find market acceptance; stimulate local economies and housing opportunities; and facilitate stewardship of natural resources and the built or cultural environment.
Development of new sports arenas and stadiums for major league professional sports teams has been fueled by public-private partnerships, public subsidies, and wealthy team owners looking to have dedicated facilities for their team. Cities across the country are recognizing the benefits that can be reaped by developing an arena in an urban environment.
In a fast-growing city, strong economic growth and demand for leasable floor area compete directly with affordable space for seniors, students, artists, and service workers. While a city is created by buildings, people are what anchor a community.