Services Community Development Urban Revitalization

Poised for the Future

Towns and cities that experience growth also undergo a process of renewal and reinvention. Integrating future needs with smart redevelopment sets communities up for healthy, strong economic growth. Our urban revitalization experts have decades of experience collaborating with clients to plan, develop, and build functional projects that improve community beauty and foster prosperity. We do this while helping clients overcome a myriad of permitting, environmental, utility, and construction challenges.

Working together for a better outcome

Our experts engage stakeholders – area residents, officials, regulators, and developers – to stitch together all their needs for a smooth project outcome. We understand where to find the common ground among the various interests. We recognize the challenges that development in dense, historic neighborhoods can pose. We take all these considerations together to develop a solution that achieves the end goal for all involved.

This often includes consideration for land use restrictions, building codes, changing permit requirements, climate impacts, and rapidly evolving stormwater regulations that demand low impact construction. Our depth of knowledge when it comes to municipal infrastructure and all it entails helps inform a design that minimizes runoff through creative best management practices, reducing long-term maintenance demands and expenses. Our team is staying informed of the latest green building standards and implementing green infrastructure that improves the quality of life for those utilizing the facilities and overall facility performance.

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In less than a year and amid a global pandemic, Woodard & Curran provided site evaluation and design for a food composting and education center capable of processing up to two tons of food waste weekly using easy to source, straight forward technology. The facility was designed to educate residents, municipalities, businesses, school districts, and local youth about the environmental benefits of composting, the process of composting, and the beneficial reuse opportunities.

Joan McDonald Director of Operations Westchester County, NY

Contacts

Daniel Windsor AICP, PP, LEED AP Practice Leader Community Development

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