"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized, make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die."
- Daniel Burnham
The Planning division is committed to follow the principal that development is a public private partnership and that quality development requires integrating the perspectives of community, environment and economic development.
Planning is a tool for thinking about the future consequences of present actions. It's a tool for maintaining, preserving and adaptive reuse of our nations historic buildings and spaces through historic preservation. It allows for an integrated approach to transportation access and land use, and for consensus to be created on often competing issues such as: mission requirements, public accessibility, environmental stewardship and cultural ecology.
We at MJA Consulting confer with the client, building a clear understanding of the community values and vision. Using this information creates clear and concise land development regulations. Periodic review of these regulations makes sure that the regulatory environment created for the local government remains relevant in the always-changing environment of state and federal regulation.
Our General Land Planning Services Include:
- Capital Improvement Programs
- Waterfront Development and Recreation Resource Planning
- Tourism, Parks or Recreation Master Plans
- Funding/Grant Development
- Community Planning Charettes and Visioning
- Budget Planning Consultation and Implementation Strategies
- Public Involvement Programs
- Highest and Best Use Determination
- Meeting Facilitation and Training/ Technical Presentations
- Market and Communication Programs
- Spatial Analysis and Community Mapping
- Comprehensive Plan Amendments
- Site Analysis and Sprawl Analysis
- Growth Management Plans
- Land Development Regulations and Zoning Regulations
- Evaluation and Appraisal Reports
- Landscape Ordinance Development
- Subdivision and Condominium Regulations
- Downtown Development Authorities/ Community Redevelopment Agency Findings
- Concurrency Management
- Economic Development, Target Industry Studies and Market Analysis
- Visioning and Strategic Planning
- Resort Planning and Design
MJA Consulting, LLC assists local governments with a full range of special projects and multiyear planning efforts. The company can provide the day to day planning and zoning services needed by a municipality or it can augment current planning staff by acting as an outsource for major projects like Evaluation and Appraisal Reports.
Because our senior staff has extensive professional experience in planning departments in both county and municipal government in Central Florida ; MJA Consulting, LLC has first hand knowledge and an in-depth understanding of local government needs and the political issues they face.
MJA Consulting, LLC has demonstrated success in the process of creating memorable places by guiding developers and elected officials, governments, corporations and institutions through the process of acquisition, annexation, land use change and development of real property. Mixed use developments in redeveloping downtowns, office centers, golf course redevelopments, traditional neighborhood developments, recreation, parks and open space planning are all in our current portfolio of projects.
Our Municipal Services Include:
- Traditional Neighborhood Design Districts
- Transit Oriented Development Districts
- Character Based Overlay Districts
- Corridor Overlay Districts
- Environmental Regulation Overlay Districts
- Conservation Districts
- New Zoning Districts
- Design Standards and Guidelines
Planning and Execution of the Plan
The development industry and governmental entities are full of individuals and groups of people who promote their own goals. We help coordinate these groups finding common point of interest and orchestrating solutions the meet community goals and needs while recognizeing the needs and desires of specialty interests. In a world that is ever-changing, we provide guidance and technology to manage growth in progressive ways.
We provide overall planning and execution and management of those plans as part of our comprehensive services and planning.
The MJA team is trained to examine a situation and provide a comprehensive perspective. This viewpoint enables the client to identify both intended and unintended consequences of growth and change. Our special skills are used to help diverse groups find common ground and mutually agreeable solutions to community and development issues. We can assist taking coordination of community and developers to an unprecedented level given the geographic dispersion of residents.
Good planning facilitates responsible investment and reinvestment. Investments of time, talent, and creativity and, of course, money, are central to our client's success. Good planning is what ultimately drives investor confidence. Good planning is what investors need to feel confident that their work will be rewarded, not undermined.
Florida communities' unique sense of history and culture must be protected. The positive characteristics and historic context is a critical part of both culture and economy.
We are experienced at providing expert testimony at public hearings, pretrial meetings, depositions, and court testimony. We provide our clients with confident and complete testimony to provide accurate and supportive results.
Land and Public Impact Analysis
Different jurisdictions control the type and scope of development allowed for a given area. We evaluate public impacts, and consider the market when assisting our partners in determining what their needs and benefits are. We allow them to evaluate if an area should actually be developed and built on any given site. We first look at ways to understand the market and then overlay existing Future Land Use Designations, zoning, land entitlements to determine the best uses for a given project or community.
Land Use Regulation / Zoning
We are dedicated to the promotion of good planning that creates communities of lasting value. We assist communities in shaping visions for their future and seeing that these visions are carried out. MJA is involved, in the private sector and at all levels of government in creating and implementing plans through regulation that are user friendly reflect local values, promote wise stewardship of resources, increase choices for how we work, live and play, and enhance local quality of life.
Project Implementation / Management
MJA facilitates responsible investment and reinvestment in projects and the community. Investments of time, talent, creativity and, of course, money, are central to our client's success. Good planning and good management is what ultimately drives investor confidence and community support. Good planning and management is providing those who invest in the community the confidence that their work will be rewarded, not undermined.
We provide lobbying services at the local level to help achieve your goals. We have extensive experience lobbying commissions, councils, boards, and government officials to educate and achieve the desired result.