Jenny ryan receives community planning champion award from american planning association - stl Metro chapter
PGAV Planners’ Project Manager Jenny Ryan received the Community Planning Champion Award from the STL Metro Section of the American Planning Association at their October Luncheon.
Jenny was honored for her distinguished leadership and exceptional efforts to advance our communities, places, and people. The Community Planning Champion Award acknowledges the impactful contributions to our community through actions, talents, and commitments. PGAV Planners is so proud of Jenny’s contributions to the planning profession and the communities we serve!
PGAV to present at 2018 Bi-State American Planning Association Conference in Kansas City
The 2018 APA Bi-State Conference is a gathering of professional planners and planning officials across the Midwest. The 2018 conference takes place October 24-26 at the InterContinental on the Plaza in Kansas City. A group of more than 350 individuals, including professional planners, planning officials, lawyers, architects and developers, are expected to attend.
Join PGAV on October 26th for their session on Trail-Oriented Development!
TRAIL-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT: CREATING PLACES FOR PEOPLE & ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
October 26th - 9:30-10:30am
Presented by PGAV Planners, City of Crestwood and Trailnet.
As trail networks become priorities for American cities, developers are responding to increased interest from communities by building projects adjacent to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. This development pattern, 'trail-oriented development', leverages investments in bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure to offer more physically active and environmentally sustainable transportation choices. Similar to its public transportation counterpart, transit-oriented development, trail-oriented development offers a new opportunity for cities to leverage large mobility investments for adjacent developments, strengthening municipal finances, and improved livability. By strategically aligning a communities zoning and bike/ped design standards, communities and trail riders can enjoy the benefits of people-friendly design.
The session will outline the land use practices and active transportation design standards to consider when encouraging Trail-Oriented Development. St.Louis' PGAV Planners and Trailnet will talk about their recent work along Grants Trail in the City of Crestwood, Missouri. Additionally, presenters will discuss zoning recommendations and tactical urbanism tools that can be used to communicate the value of land use and trail-oriented development to the community.
For more information, visit the Conference Website: https://www.apabistate.com/.
CITYSTUDIOSTL FELLOW KAETY PRENTICE CREATES VIBRANT STREETSCAPE DESIGN FOR GRAND CORRIDOR
PGAV Planners is excited to welcome Kaety Prentice as the second CityStudioSTL summer fellow. Kaety is currently studying for her master’s of architecture degree at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been hard at work all summer with the Planners group to design a corridor plan on South Grand Boulevard between Utah and Chippewa. Her corridor plan will be used by community development organizations as they continue their revitalization efforts in Dutchtown, Gravois Park, and Benton Park West.
Vandalia begins a road map for the future with pgav planners
PGAV Planners Unveils New 3D GIS Tool
PGAV Planners has developed a solution for displaying community information in a 3-D, interactive GIS product in which the user can view buildings, terrain, and parcel-level data. Interacting with the data on a new level helps us get to the whole story. An example of this work can be found here. Please contact us to learn more. We’d be happy to help you use this technology to tell your community’s story.
Illinois Comptroller appoints Mike Weber to the Local Government Advisory Board
WELCOME TO OUR CITYSTUDIOSTL FELLOW CASEY RYAN!
A leader in economic development studies for around the county, Andy will guide the firm’s marketing and business development efforts and develop strategies for expanding PGAV Planners’ national footprint in his new role.
PGAV Planners conducts national search for THE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AGENCY in memphis
Memphis AND Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency Seek Executive Director
WASHINGTON MO APPROVES NEW DEVELOPMENT CODES
PGAV recently updated the zoning code for Washington, MO. The code ordinance was approved in August and repealed many old chapters and adopted new provisions relating to zoning, subdivisions, signs and parking requirements, among other things. Sal Maniaci, city planner, explained that zoning districts were amended and the codes now include a zoning matrix table to easily reference permitted uses in each district. “It is clear what needs to be submitted, before developers may have been guessing, where now we don’t send plans back and forth,” he noted. “It will be a quicker approval process.”
POLLINATOR PARKLET AT NEW PARTNERS FOR SMART GROWTH CONFERENCE
PGAV in partnership with SWT, Urban Harvest STL, PlaceMatters, and Knox College created a Pollinator Parklet for the 2017 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. Parklets are small urban parks often created by replacing parking spots with ideas to increase communal and vegetated space. Our parklet included a greenhouse, native pollinator plants, and a bike-powered smoothie machine.