Projects and Clients 2002- 2019

Each project we undertake is unique as the community, and we approach an assignment with a firm understanding of the client’s needs and desired outcomes. Our approach is influenced by our experience working in local government: effective, on-going communication, rigid attention to budget and detail and delivering a product on time and that meets the client’s objectives.  

Having worked in Idaho for many years, we understand the unique challenges for local government in this state.   We understand the fiscal and regulatory constraints, and the legal structure in which local governments must operate.  As life-long public servants, we are committed to effective governance and believe that extending our combined decades of experience from a variety of Idaho communities on a consulting basis can help us fulfill that commitment.

Strategic Plans

Year Project Client
2006-07 Strategic Plan Galena Consulting (Boise City)
2007 Strategic Plan Garden City
2008 Visioning recommendations for Boise Depot Galena Consulting (Boise City)
2008 Strategic Planning for Multi-modal center Valley Ride Regional Transit Agency
2012-13 Strategic Plan City of Twin Falls
2015 Strategic Plan City of Jerome
2015-16 Strategic Plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan Clarion Associates (Ada County)
2017 Update to the Strategic Plan City of Twin Falls

Urban Renewal

YearProjectClient
 2013 Eligibility report and Urban Renewal Plan Area 3-4 Jerome Urban Renewal Agency
2013 Eligibility report and Urban Renewal Plan Urban Renewal Agency
2014 Project Site Feasibility Ketchum Urban Renewal Agency
2104 Eagle Ridge Eligibility Report and Economic Feasibility Analysis Idaho Falls Re-development Agency
2015-16 Ten Mile Interchange Urban Renewal District City of Meridian
2016 Economic Feasibility Analysis Driggs Urban Renewal Agency
2016 Eligibility Report Crossroads Point 2 Jerome County Urban Renewal Agency
2016 Feasibility Study of the Craft Beverage Industry Garden City Urban Renewal Agency
2017 Eligibility Report for 41st Street Garden City Urban Renewal Agency
2017 Eligibility Report and Economic Feasibility Report for Jackson Hole Junction Idaho Falls Re-development Agency
2018 Eligibility Report and Economic Feasibility Analysis for District 5 Jerome Urban Renewal Agency
2018 Eligibility Report for the North Urban Renewal Annexation Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency
2018-19 Eligibility Report and Economic Feasibility Analysis for Northgate Urban Renewal District Pocatello Development Authority
2018-19 Eligibility Report for Urban Renewal Areas 2A and 2B McCall Redevelopment Agency
2019 Eligibility Report for the Washington Street South Urban Renewal Area Twin Fall Urban Renewal Agency

Comprehensive, Master and Specific Plans

Year Project Client
2002 Technical assistance for design charrette University of Idaho
2003-04 Comprehensive plan amendment City of Caldwell
2004-06 Comprehensive Plan update City of Mountain Home
2005 Comprehensive Plan amendments City of Caldwell
2005-06 Comprehensive Plan Garden City
2006-07 Ten Mile Specific Area Plan HDR (City of Meridian)
2007 30th Street Specific Area Plan HDR (Boise City)
2007-10 Comprehensive Plan and development code update Clarion Associates (Boise City)
2007-08 Rural Idaho Growth Management Grant Sage Resources (rural communities in Washington and Canyon Co.)
2008 Comprehensive Plan analysis for proposed Warm Springs Resort City of Ketchum
2009 Kick-off Comprehensive Planning Community Meetings Owyhee County
2015 Arts and Cultural Master Plan City of Boise
2015-16 Westside Master Plan Update McKibben + Cooper (City of Boise)
2018-19 Garden City Comprehensive Plan Update Garden City

Development Codes

Year Project Client
2003 Sign Code revisions Garden City
2003-05 Unified Development Code City of Meridian
2004 Historic District design guidelines McKibben+Cooper ( Boise City)
2004-05 Impact fee program update City of Mountain Home
2004-05 Downtown zoning and design standards City of Caldwell
2005-06 Historic District ordinance amendments and application process changes City of Caldwell
2006 Unified Development Code Sun Valley
2006 Impact fee update BBC Research & Consulting (City of Nampa)
2006-08 Unified Development Code Garden City
2007 Wildland Fire Code Provisions City of Sun Valley
2008 Historic District zoning and design guidelines update City of Nampa
2008 Sustainable landscape ordinance Sun Valley Water District
2009 Zoning Code Changes to the Nampa Downtown District City of Nampa
2016-18 Comprehensive Update of the Zoning Code City of Idaho Falls
2017 Research and Revision to the Parking Code City of Ketchum
2017-18 Boise River and Greenbelt Overlay District Garden City
2019 Zoning Code Update City of McCall
2019 Zoning Code Update City of Twin Falls

Economic Development

Year Project Client
2003-04 Caldwell Downtown Revitalization Plan McKibben + Cooper (City of Caldwell)
2004 Analysis of property values for potential re-development area W. David Eberle Consulting, Inc.(Mountain Home Redevelopment Agency)
2004-05 Downtown economic redevelopment project Leland Consulting (City of Middleton)
2006 Downtown Marketing Plan City of Caldwell
2016-17 Downtown Urban Re-vitalization Project City of Jerome

Temporary Services

Year Project Client
2005 Temporary planning staff services City of Sun Valley
2005-06 Temporary planning staff services Garden City
2006 Temporary planning staff support services, training and code amendments  Mountain Home
2015-166 On-call planning services City of Jerome
2015-16 Idaho Plan4Health Coalition Coordinator American Planning Association
2016 Interim Executive Director Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency
2017 On-call planning services City of Garden City

Public and Financial Management

Year Project Client
2004 Assessment of transit planning function Valley Ride Regional Transit Agency
2014 Budget Analysis City of Jerome

Research

Year Project Client
2002 Comparative analysis of transit costs to other transportation W. David Eberle Consulting, Inc.(Valley Regional Transit) 
2005 Functional classification study The Transpo Group (Ada County Highway District)
2007 Research and analysis for improvement strategies for code enforcement Galena Consulting (Boise City)
2011 Safe Routes to Schools analysis Idaho Smart Growth

Grant Writing

2002 Preparation of 2 grant requests City of Caldwell
2005-16 Preparation of 6 grant requests Urban Land Institute Idaho District Council

Public Involvement

Year Project Client
 2004-05 Community survey City of Mountain Home
2008 Community Survey City of Mountain Home
2016 Canyon Springs Community Involvement Facilitation City of Twin Falls

Training

Year Project Client
2002 Training and handbook for Planning and Zoning Commissioners Cities of Caldwell, Emmett, Garden City, Jerome, Meridian, Mountain Home and Pocatello; and Canyon and Gem Counties
2008 Planning 101 training for employees Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
2010 Planning 101 Training for local officials State of Idaho DEQ
2012 Area of City Impact Guidebook and Training Module Idaho Smart Growth