UT-American Fork: TOD Zoning Code
American Fork City was in need of an overhaul revision of their zoning code intended to regulate future development around their commuter rail station. Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) was desired, but the existing code was failing them in delivering desired results. Analysis was provided regarding the problems with the existing code, which then led to the zoning code revisions.
UT-Saratoga Springs: Zoning Code
DR Horton needed the creation of a new residential zoning classification in place that would allow them to develop a neighborhood of diverse housing types. The city didn’t have any zoning, on the books, that would allow for this kind of development pattern. I was the primary author of a new zoning classification (entitled Mixed Residential) to allow for this development style.
AZ-Mesa: Downtown Planning
Responsible for conducting project reconnaissance for an organization attempting to prepare for a larger facilitation effort associated with a downtown planning effort in Mesa, AZ. Responsibilities included preparing a report identifying major stakeholders for the future project, the direct interests of the stakeholders, and recommendations for approaching potential stakeholders to become involved in the larger planning effort.
CA-Stockton: Economic Feasibility Analysis
The City of Stockton required a degree of high level analysis on a city owned golf course that was having to subsidize to the tune of about $800k/year. A series of scenarios were analyzed to determine what the most fiscally responsible solution would be in dealing with both the short and long-term future of the golf course. Utilizing a “retrofitting suburbia” approach to the analysis, a mixed-use/mixed-density strategy was recommended for redeveloping the site to eliminate the subsidy and subsequently recommission the property in a manner that would deliver stronger fiscal sustainability to the city as a whole.
UT-Saratoga Springs: Land Annexation
Responsible for serving as a proxy for the city Planning Director in shepherding the city-led annexation process for 20+ properties. Responsibilities included managing property boundary surveys, preparation of annexation plats, organizing and preparing materials and exhibits associated with public meeting presentations, and coordinating all work with the city planning director. Value-added to the city consisted of a flex expansion of administrative staff allowing for project to be executed in an organized and time-effective manner, while elected officials were placing heavy pressure on the swift execution of the project.
UT-Riverton: Land Entitlement
Served as the planning project manager for the zoning and entitlement of 750 acres. In this process specific zoning code was written and adopted using the city’s Special Development District (SDD) zoning classification.
UT-Salt Lake City: Housing - Membership Analysis
Developed a system for measuring the relationship between housing types and LDS Church membership. Worked with the LDS Church’s Meetinghouse and Facilities Department to implement the analysis system in order to measure impacts of development patterns to make more informed decisions regarding the placement of LDS meetinghouses when associated with SLR properties.
UT-Salt Lake City: Design Review
Wrote and managed the design standards and review process associated with multiple projects in the Suburban Land Reserve portfolio.
UT-Saratoga Springs: Land Entitlement
Served as the project manager for the annexation, zoning and entitlement of 2,856 acres. in this process new zoning code had to be written in order to accommodate the special nature of the land owner and the overall size of the property being prepared.
UT-Salt Lake City: Property Analysis
Developed a process by which portfolio properties were analyzed and then reported to organization managers and directors. The property analysis process was created to cover the general aspects of the property which then allowed for specific decisions to be made relative to both the short and long term aspects of the property.
UT-Salt Lake County: Transit-Oriented Development / Station Location - Form-Based Code
As part of a HUD/EPA Sustainable Communities Initiative grant a template form-based code was developed to assist the Wasatch Front region with assisting zoning/entitlement around station areas. I served as a senior member of the code development committee.
UT-Salt Lake City: Google Earth – Portfolio Library
Developed a process for creating Google Earth files for every portfolio property, which allowed for internal analysis and decision making to be used and applied.
UT-West Valley City: Bus Rapid Transit / Route Analysis
Working with Utah Transit Authority and West Valley City, scenario planning was conducted to determine the most viable Bus Rapid Transit route for present and future ridership.