Laying the Foundations for Healthy Built Environments
Resiliency and responsiveness are central to well-planned communities. Cushing Terrell planners work with both urban and rural communities to provide aspirational plans that guide growth and preservation for the future.
We work in diverse geographies from rural farming communities to some of the densest urban environments in the U.S. and Canada. Cushing Terrell planners have developed award-winning projects and constantly strive to remain at the forefront of thought in the dynamic places we work.
Neighborhood Networking for Smart Growth
Winner of the APA (American Planning Association) Idaho 2020 Public Outreach Award, the West Downtown Neighborhood Association Master Plan for the City of Boise was an exercise in helping the neighborhood identify who they are now and who they want to be in the future. Working in conjunction with city staff and neighborhood leaders, the team took a comprehensive approach to getting feedback from residents with open houses (pre-COVID), presentations with real-time polling of the audience, as well as door-to-door touch bases that ensured the voices of renters, homeowners, and businesses were all included in the output.
Success Begins With Planning
Comprehensive planning defines a clear path toward real-world solutions, attainable results, and visionary projects. Our master planning work has promoted sustainable economic development and brought meaningful social and cultural benefits to many communities. Our long-range and current planning includes subdivision, zoning, mixed-use community design, market analysis, growth policies, area structure plans, master plans, comprehensive plans, code development, and housing studies.
Cushing Terrell is experienced in working with large stakeholder groups and has facilitated many open-to-the-public community engagement workshops. With the onset of COVID-19, our already wide use of social media and interactive websites — featuring conceptual plans, calendars, polls, contact information, and more — has become even more vitally important.