Jenny ryan receives community planning champion award from american planning association - stl Metro chapter

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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

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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

 The City of Vandalia, IL began work on their  comprehensive plan  with PGAV Planners. The community with support from the Gateway Association of Realtors is examining ways to continue the revitalization of their downtown and plan for future growth of the home of Illinois' oldest capital building.

The City of Vandalia, IL began work on their comprehensive plan with PGAV Planners. The community with support from the Gateway Association of Realtors is examining ways to continue the revitalization of their downtown and plan for future growth of the home of Illinois' oldest capital building.


PGAV Planners Unveils New 3D GIS Tool

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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.


 The City is using the Kearney Street Corridor Study from PGAV to create a redevelopment plan for the former Route 66 bypass.

The City is using the Kearney Street Corridor Study from PGAV to create a redevelopment plan for the former Route 66 bypass.


Illinois Comptroller appoints Mike Weber to the Local Government Advisory Board

 Mike has served on the board for the previous two Illinois Comptrollers - Judy Baar Topinka and Leslie Geissler Munger. Mike also contributed to a Legal Brief on Tax Increment Financing in the October issue of the  Illinois Municipal Review .

Mike has served on the board for the previous two Illinois Comptrollers - Judy Baar Topinka and Leslie Geissler Munger. Mike also contributed to a Legal Brief on Tax Increment Financing in the October issue of the Illinois Municipal Review.


WELCOME TO OUR CITYSTUDIOSTL FELLOW CASEY RYAN!

 PGAV Planners is excited to welcome Casey Ryan as the first  CityStudioSTL  summer fellow. Casey is currently studying for her master’s of architecture degree at Washington University in St. Louis. Throughout her master’s studies, she has become interested in public engagement, social impact, and urban design. Casey will be working with Planners to design a plan for Chouteau Park in the Grove neighborhood, and she is very excited to learn more about urban planning and to implement social impact design principles on a real project.

PGAV Planners is excited to welcome Casey Ryan as the first CityStudioSTL summer fellow. Casey is currently studying for her master’s of architecture degree at Washington University in St. Louis. Throughout her master’s studies, she has become interested in public engagement, social impact, and urban design. Casey will be working with Planners to design a plan for Chouteau Park in the Grove neighborhood, and she is very excited to learn more about urban planning and to implement social impact design principles on a real project.


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

 The Agency is seeking applicants who can operate and manage complex redevelopment activities and identify opportunities for new redevelopment areas. This  brochure  provides the requirements for the ideal candidate.

The Agency is seeking applicants who can operate and manage complex redevelopment activities and identify opportunities for new redevelopment areas. This brochure provides the requirements for the ideal candidate.


Memphis AND Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency Seek Executive Director

 PGAV will assist Memphis in searching for a new director for the agency responsible for planning redevelopment projects in the Uptown TIF districts. Read the article in the  St. Louis Post-Dispatch .

PGAV will assist Memphis in searching for a new director for the agency responsible for planning redevelopment projects in the Uptown TIF districts. Read the article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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.