Key Contact

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Donald Naetzker, RLA Director of Planning

Making our communities more vibrant – together.

Successful community and land use planning seeks to promote more desirable social and environmental outcomes, as well as use resources more efficiently to increase sustainability.   Key considerations in helping to build more vibrant and sustainable communities include:

  • Creating a unique sense of place
  • Expanding the range of transportation, employment, and housing choices
  • Promoting public health and healthy communities
  • Conservation and enhancement of environmental and cultural resources
  • Increased citizen participation in all aspects of the planning process

Fisher Associates is at the forefront of community development and land use planning. We prepare a variety of plans including:

  • Comprehensive Plans
  • “Main Street” and Downtown Plans
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Plans
  • Corridor Studies
  • Master Plans with a sharp focus on implementation strategies that promote environmental sustainability and community transformation

To establish a bold vision and inform study recommendations and strategies, Fisher’s team of planners, designers, and engineers, tailors each project to the needs of the community, identified during a robust community engagement process. Many of our planning studies set the stage for new public sector initiatives, from grant applications to support implementation studies and projects, to zoning code updates that provide the land use control framework to implement study recommendations.  

What Our Clients are Saying

“Fisher Associates has been the professional consultant for the Lockport City School District since 2015. They have performed wetland studies, environmental studies, and traffic impact studies for our district. Fisher Associates continues to be a company that prides itself on its ability to work with the district, the community, and other impacted agencies, all while focusing on the goal of presenting a well-prepared study that can be relied on.”

– Deborah A. Coder, Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Mgt Services – Lockport City School District