PARKS & PLANNING
PARKS & PLANNING

SJB Group’s parks and planning team is adept at preparing for the highest and best use of land according to the client’s needs, combined with economics, environmental issues, sustainability, circulation and connectivity for all users, current regulations, and existing site features. From residential neighborhoods and commercial sites to streetscapes and resort hotels, we believe planning time invested early in the process can avoid future financial and development mistakes during project progression.

Creative Solutions

Our experienced creative planning team allows us to craft unique solutions guided by specific project goals and the area’s existing fabric. We know that each project is unique and we place special emphasis on the project context, aesthetics, existing site conditions, and operational and maintenance capabilities of the entity, as well as the associated costs.

Sustainability

Low environmental impact and project sustainability guide the design process as we strive to leave the site better than we found it. Native plant materials, low-volume or no-volume irrigation, proper storm water management practices, and the utilization of recycled materials for site features and furniture are part of our design process to minimize impact on a site.

Due Diligence

Our team routinely performs due diligence to assist our clients in analyzing the site selection and feasibility of development. We often seek collaborative solutions by conducting development and community-wide charettes and design workshops focusing on needs and project goals. Gathering stakeholder input during the decision-making process provides unique ideas and the best and most acceptable solutions for all users.

FEATURED PROJECTS:
PARKS & PLANNING

  • Carriagewood Estates Entry Garden
  • Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Master Plan
  • West Feliciana Sports Park Master Plan

PARKS & PLANNING CLIENTELE

  • Civil consultants
  • Architects
  • Land developers
  • Commercial and retail developments
  • Municipalities
  • Parish/county agencies
  • Recreation districts
  • Federal, state and local agencies

PARKS & PLANNING FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

  • Brainstorming charettes
  • Stakeholder input and outreach
  • Needs assessments
  • Inventory and analysis
  • Environmental
  • Master plans
  • Detailed plans and specifications
  • Financial planning
  • Grant/loan application assistance
  • Facilities marketing materials
  • O & M management consulting
  • Bond election strategies
  • Recreation training guidance
  • Self-sustaining facility guidance