Regional Planning

MVRPC’s Department of Regional Planning supports and serves as a resource for member jurisdictions and organizations to assist in developing their successful planning and policy development efforts.  Working as one unit, a five-member team, with extensive credentials and nearly 70 years of combined professional experience, offers our members an expanded planning capacity, supplementing their in-house capabilities. Implementing planning studies, with partnering organizations to examine, identify, and recommend policies and action steps which address regional needs, is one of MVRPC’s strongest skills. An example of this is the Regional Open Space Visioning effort.

Providing professional services to members including, but not limited to, planning process consultation, research, analysis, and technical support services, can help our members reach their internal goals.  These services are available to an individual community, or to a group of multiple communities, that share common needs, whether it is a single, narrowly-defined project or multiple, interdependent subject areas.

Community Planning Support Services – We can assist local jurisdictions and other organizations in the Region with their planning efforts by offering planning process consultation, project scope development, data analysis and mapping, and group facilitation services.

Examples include:

Planning Research Services – We can provide "best practices" research activities, grant funding research and support, including assist in Request for Proposal development.

Examples include:

Member benefits from these services include:

  • Planning process consultation and design by a staff team who possesses the understanding of unique challenges, needs, and attributes of an area;
  • Access to the latest Planning Decision Support System and related data and analysis expertise for enhanced data-driven decision making process;
  • Technical support related to Census and other socioeconomic data, mapping, funding opportunities, and best practices research; and
  • Having a neutral, third-party professional to avoid any self-interest misperception.

Please contact Martin Kim, Director of Regional Planning, for more information, (937) 531-6533