M&L provides professional planning services to a variety of clients, from large metros to urban neighborhoods to rural villages. We specialize in the creation of ideas and the process that transforms those ideas into exciting projects.
M&L’s planning practice focuses on comprehensive plans, downtown studies, and neighborhood revitalization strategies. All of our planning products emphasize a project or series of projects that have the potential to make a profound impact in the community.
We understand the nuances of development. Our approach to community planning is shaped by our insights into the factors that make a project politically and socially acceptable, as well as physically and financially feasible.
M&L becomes engaged with its clients for the long term. The adoption of the plan is not the end of the client/consultant relationship; rather, it is a point of beginning. Typically, we remain involved in the community for years as we work with local leaders to implement priority ideas that were initially developed during the preparation of the comprehensive plan. This phenomenon underscores an important trademark of M&L. The planning process never ends; it is a continuum of re-evaluation, reinvention, and rejuvenation.
Our specific planning services include demographic, PA RACP applications, economic and market research, primary and secondary research, data collection, opinion surveys and focus groups, public meeting facilitation and key stakeholder interviews, comprehensive plans and multi-jurisdictional planning, land use planning and zoning, redevelopment plans, blight studies and certification, redevelopment area plans, corridor studies neighborhood plans and historic district planning, downtown plans, and exterior building conditions surveys.
Visit our Project Portfolio for examples of our Urban Planning projects.