Consulting and Advising
Successful, quality development results from the synthesis of community goals and input, market and financial considerations, and physical constraints. Our work begins with including all stakeholders to create a shared vision and continues with preparing plans, programs, strategies and action steps to execute the vision. We collaborate with planning and design firms to identify economically feasible uses for the development program and provide guidance on pre-development actions, development partnerships, financing sources, special districts, and other tools to implement the plan. Our unique expertise has been applied to comprehensive and subarea plans, site redevelopment, walkable mixed-use projects, and broad implementation strategies incorporating innovative development concepts. We work in major cities, suburbs and small towns.
DL3 develops and assists in implementing strategies to revitalize communities, downtowns, corridors and sites. We have established a reputation for producing ambitious, but achievable strategies that are rooted in market reality, financial feasibility and effective implementation. Our place-based strategies are a synthesis of community goals, economic potential, evolving demographic and development trends, physical and market constraints, and proven planning principles.
DL3 works in interdisciplinary teams to formulate area plans at various geographic scales, in urban, suburban and rural locations. We prepare plans that serve as a foundation for land use decision-making and attracting private development. Functioning as a “proxy developer,” we define market-achievable levels of development. Our market research and development feasibility and phasing insights are key to creating plans that are guided by public goals but grounded in reality.