Planning & Studies
Integrated land use, infrastructure and amenity planning enhance the quality of life in communities. Planning to meet the wants of tomorrow while balancing the resources available today, takes a forward-thinking and strategic approach to the future. GBA’s team of experts can take your vision and make it a reality. By listening fully and understanding completely, we partner to achieve long-lasting, sustainable solutions to help clients make informed decisions about how and where to invest in infrastructure.
Our strategic planning consulting services prepare you for the next step in your project or initiative by embracing emerging trends in the Transportation, Water Environment and Municipal markets.
Offers & Solutions
- City Planning
City planning initiatives require an eagle-eye view of what is best for each community. GBA can assist with site plan approvals, new development and redevelopment activities and updates to the Unified Development Code and permitting to align with the community’s intended development plan.
- Development Review Support
The review of new development projects ensures that the long-range plans of the community are implemented, and that new development adheres to the City´s codes and regulations. Every project is unique. GBA is experienced in working with developers, architects, engineers, attorneys and neighborhood representatives to achieve a balanced integration between new development and the built environment.
GBA is passionate about restoring and preserving our natural resources. With a multi-disciplinary team of professionals dedicated to the study of geomorphology, streambank stabilization, watershed analysis and riparian/wetland habitat restoration, GBA understands the need to take care of our natural resources.
- Highways and Streets
Whether you’re looking to improve rural highways or city streets, modify or repair an interstate, or determine the optimal layout for a bike and pedestrian-friendly residential street, GBA has a team with experience and a passion to help clients create a sustainable infrastructure that supports the growth of your communities. We deliver data-rich options and guide you to solutions that provide the right balance of context-sensitive design and responsible use of funds.
- Municipal Comprehensive Master Planning
GBA works closely with stakeholders to understand future requirements, scan industry trends for potential innovations, monitor the condition of your infrastructure to anticipate issues and evaluate the effect of projects and development on the environment. GBA can also help clients review, interpret and communicate the requirements of a Unified Development Code and Municipal Comprehensive/Master Plans to stakeholders.
GBA’s stormwater team works with municipalities to focus on alleviating the flooding and pollution associated with stormwater. GBA has worked on storm drainage-related studies and designs involving:
- Water quality study and design
- Stormwater master planning
- Stream and riverine site evaluation and design
- Storm sewer study and design
- Municipal stormwater review
- Traffic and Transportation Analysis
GBA’s traffic engineers and transportation facility planners and designers are committed to delivering efficient traffic solutions. Parking and traffic impact, access and noise studies, as well as detailed traffic simulation and demand modeling, help you evaluate all options to achieve the right design.
- Traffic Engineering
GBA’s experienced team of traffic engineers and transportation facility planners and designers are committed to delivering efficient traffic solutions. Parking, safety traffic impact, access and noise studies, as well as detailed traffic simulation and demand modeling will help you evaluate all options to achieve the right design, all while keeping safety as a key priority.
Through GBA’s comprehensive and reliable evaluation processes, clients can be proactive in how they maintain and upgrade their wastewater infrastructure. GBA considers existing conditions of water systems as well as future build-out conditions through studies, facility plans, flow monitoring and modeling
A water master plan aids municipalities and utilities in the planning, development and financing of water system facilities to provide reliable and enhanced service for existing customers, and to serve anticipated growth.