APA Ohio

As part of the American Planning Association of Ohio’s 100th Anniversary Statewide Conference, I facilitated a panel of four Mayors and City Managers to discuss how planning has impacted their communities. The panel covered the recently completed plans in each community as well as lessons for planners and community leaders as they undertake similar initiatives….

Euclid Master Plan

The Euclid Master Plan centered on revitalizing an inner ring suburb outside of Cleveland. The plan identified focus areas, city-wide goals, and outlined an implementation matrix. Major themes of the plan included connecting residents to the Lake, identifying biking connections, reinvigorating neighborhood retail strips, and formulating a strong community Downtown. The plan was unanimously adopted…

Bay Village Community Survey

The Bay Village Community Survey was completed to gather the opinions of residents on a variety of quality of life issues. The survey was mailed to a random sample of 1,200 households in Bay Village and had a response rate of 48%. The Survey Results Report identified key trends related to parks, housing, and transportation opinions…

Rocky River Master Plan

The Rocky River Master Plan identified a series of Core Projects and Citywide Goals to continue the work accomplished from the City’s previous plan. Core Projects were identified based on detailed analysis and refined with public input. They ranged from critical park improvements, changes to Downtown River, and streetscapes on secondary business districts. Citywide Goals…

Property Portfolio

A variety of properties in downtown Youngstown, Ohio are primed for redevelopment. This project envisioned reuse possibilities for abandoned and older office towers in the City. I developed renderings for a variety of buildings focusing on quality urban design and core planning strategies such as mixed-uses and first floor retail. Similarly, part of the project…

Westmoreland County Housing Plan

A housing study for Westmoreland County with the goal of prioritizing government investment in critical areas where there will be a significant return on investment. What did I do: Reviewed existing academic research to identify key variables that describe housing markets. I gathered data and ran regressions to create unique scores for every neighborhood in…

Paramount Theater Reuse

The Paramount Theater was an abandoned theater in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The theater, along the main drag of the City, was slated to be demolished and replaced with a parking lot. While parking is not an ideal use for a downtown location, improvements and public space could make the use more attractive and pedestrian friendly….