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Through Design.

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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Food and Fiction – Bringing Agriculture to the Resort
Food sustains and inspires. It contributes to our health and well-being; it shapes our interaction with family and friends and it influences our daily lifestyle. Food introduces us to new ideas. It changes with the seasons and opens doorways to experience new cultures. Many times, we choose our leisure activities around food. Consider your last…
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Salt Lake City Rising
A recent adventure brought me to Salt Lake City to experience a portion of Utah’s ski country. Although skiing was the impetus for the trip my aspirations extended well beyond the ski lifts. As a first time visitor to the Salt Lake Valley, my internal agenda was full and I planned to explore the city…
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A New Take on the Corporate Retreat
The tradition of a Corporate Retreat is undergoing a revolution. While the idea of a Retreat Center isn’t new, its connection to the resort environment is evolving.  “Corporate group travel is making a comeback as many luxury resorts across the country incorporate company retreats into their program.” (Forbes). With business retreats back on the rise,…
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Great Site Design (Part 2)
How Strategic Community Designers Understand the Importance of a Site Visit in the Digital Age Early in my career in was told that “the feet remember- the backside forgets”. Translation – if I simply sit in the car and look out the window, I will only remember a fraction of what is important about a…
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