Category: Planning

Is your Master Plan Healthy?
Is Your Master Plan Healthy? Policies that Shape Today’s Communities Do you wonder if food will become a metric that municipalities will use to guide future development patterns and lands uses? It appears that 2 topics have collided to shape land use policies in metropolitan areas – access to healthy food and physical activities. Access…
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Storytelling is More than Visioning
DTJ can bring the emotional power of story-telling to work on your project Communities that evoke powerful emotions in buyers out-perform typical subdivisions in sales price and sales pace.  Creating community stories brings the communities to life and allows buyers to visualize themselves in the community cementing that emotion.  Much more than visioning, these stories…
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Integrated Design Adds Value
A Planning process that fully understands built architecture and product design, integrated site design and landscape architecture, is an added benefit. DTJ’s collaborative process enhances a community by: Providing a more cohesive planning and design solution Streamlining coordination between design consultants Fully understanding the complete design process from initial planning to implementation As a trusted…
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Livable Densities
Innovative urban solutions provide a strategic advantage for developers. Successful infill neighborhoods create an urban oasis – maximizing the value of small, prized spaces within the context of higher density environments.  These types of spaces which are suitable for urban densities can also have a positive impact within densified fringe locations. DTJ’s integrated approach, emerging from…
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Initial Planning Studies – Beyond Yield
Quick and cost effective planning studies provide insight into project potential.  DTJ’s extensive experience in a wide variety of projects and proven, market-driven product prototypes, gives us the unique ability to offer our clients a cost effective initial planning strategy. Such studies provide information needed to make strategic and informed decisions without investing substantial time and…
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Preserve Design through Approvals
DTJ has been successful in obtaining development approvals for over 200,000 homes in 300 communities spread across 41 states and 15 countries.  Our targeted approval strategies and beneficial relationships with City agencies can reduce the time from design to implementation. Based on our extensive (and beautiful) project portfolio many developers, builders and City staff think…
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Planning for the Bottom Line
  Planning for the Bottom Line Planning pays, it doesn’t cost.  Experienced developers understand that cost-effective infrastructure and competitive fees benefit the bottom line.  DTJ’s planning services are targeted to achieve your goals. We recognize that the appropriate level of capital investment is critical for all types of development. Strategic planning actually results in cost…
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