Landscape Architecture

 

The art and science of creating organized solutions for our outdoor environment.  Accomplished through long-range planning, design, preservation and responsible stewardship, landscape architecture combines the built environment of project sites, neighborhoods and communities with protecting and managing our natural resources, providing a sustainable approach to creating livable communities through the manipulation and/or preservation of the natural environment.

 

  • Sustainable Design
  • Healthcare/Educational Facilities
  • Community/Streetscape Enhancements
  • Comprehensive Open Space Planning
  • Park and Recreation Planning
  • Site Planning/Land Planning

Planning

Providing a vision for the future based on an understanding of the past, our planning efforts provide a framework from which community leaders can determine the path of their growth and respond to the needs of their residents. Well-planned communities are able to express who they are through the development of defining images and sense of place; creating environments where people can live, work and play in highly livable and economically viable surroundings.

  • Town Center Development
  • Facade Improvements
  • Comprehensive Land Use Planning
  • Redevelopment/Adaptive Reuse
  • Industrial Revitalization
  • Zoning Ordinances
  • Plan Review Consultation
  • Public Involvement

Ecology

The management of our natural resources begins with the careful understanding of our ecosystems and the built environment that affects them. Providing environmental services with a high degree of trust and reliability, ecologists practice stewardship through the promotion of natural resources and the scientific study of the inter-relationships of plant communities and the effects of our man-made environment, providing environmentally sensitive solutions to development.

Environmental Services

  • Tree surveys
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Botanical Surveys
  • Threatened/Endangered Species Surveys
  • Wildlife Habitat Analysis
  • Water Quality Assessment

Wetland Services

  • Wetland Determinations and Delineations
  • Permit Applications
  • Mitigation Design
  • Monitoring and Management Plans
  • Agency Coordination

Public Outreach

  • Environmental Workshops
  • Public Involvement Plans
  • Community Education Flyers/Brochures
  • Interpretive Signage

Municipal/Regulatory Services

  • Ordinance Preparation
  • Site Plan Review
  • Plan Commission Workshops
  • Grant Writing

Open Space/Best Management Practices

  • Naturalized Stormwater Basins
  • Native Landscape Design
  • Streambank Stabilization Plans

Transportation

 

As an IDOT prequalified firm we specialize in the development of alternatives, public and agency involvement programs, and the preparation of NEPA documentation for major transportation facilities. We skillfully apply our team's interdisciplinary skills on highway and rail projects ranging from the widening or upgrading of existing facilities to large-scale corridor studies on new locations.

  • NEPA documentation (EIS, EA, ECAD and Technical Reports)
  • Section 4(f), 6(f), and 106 reports
  • Agricultural impact analysis
  • Air, noise and water quality analyses
  • Corridor and feasibility studies
  • Land use and socio-economic analyses
  • Wetland delineation, mitigation and permitting
  • Tree surveys
  • Threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Public and Agency involvement programs
  • Graphic illustrations and report writing
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Conservation Design

PRI NAICS Codes: 541320, 541620, 541340 and 813312

 

PLANNING RESOURCES, INC.
402 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL, 60187
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