Orion Planning Group

1176 Quince Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
United States
Phone:303-551-2488
Email:OPG@orionplanninggroup.com
Website:www.orionplanninggroup.com/

Locations:

Boulder
1176 Quince Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
United States
303-551-2488
graham@orionplanninggroup.com


Hernando
919 Getwell Road
Hernando, MO 38632
United States
901-268-7566
bobbarber@orionplanninggroup.com


Huntsville
3003 Davenport Drive
Huntsville, AL 35763
United States
256-763-1542
Carol@orionplanninggroup.com


Sheridan
306 N. Main Street
Sheridan, WY 82801
United States
307-763-0570
Joanne@orionplanninggroup.com


Urbana
2207 S. Cottage Grove
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
217-649-6505
Cynthia@orionplanninggroup.com


Firm Details:

Total Number of Staff:
Number of Professional Planners:
Number of AICP Members:
Date Founded:
Other Professions Within the Firm

6
6
6
01/01/2011

Firm Specialization(s):

  • Participation and Empowerment
  • Community Development and Redevelopment
  • Transportation Planning
  • Housing
  • Urban Design
  • Land-Use Management and Code Enforcement
  • Planning Management, Budgeting and Finance
  • Other topics not covered above

Firm Principle(s):

Carol Rhea, AICP; Graham Billingsley, FAICP; Bob Barber, FACIP; Bob Blanchard, AICP; Joanne Garnett, FAICP; Cynthia Hoyle, FAICP

Firm Highlights:

The Orion Planning Group is a women-owned planning consulting firm. Each partner has extensive planning experience. What makes us unique, though, is that most of this experience has been on the ground working as employees of state, regional and local governments. We each have significant experience creating, writing, implementing, and enforcing plans and ordinances, creating comprehensive plans, urban design, master planning, land use management, and training around the country and overseas. We understand the practical implications of policies as well as its unintended consequences. We have interviewed, hired, and managed the work of consultants on behalf of the agencies we represented. We fully understand the interests, concerns, and issues involved in plan making from both the public and private perspectives. Our seasoned professionals have a record of accomplishment that includes significant, award-winning planning work. Our products are consistently high quality and always delivered in a timely manner. We believe in transparent relationships with communities, sharing schedules, budgets, and monthly progress reports with our clients. We approach each project as an opportunity to use our time, talents and resources to create a product that exceeds client expectations. Areas of experience include, Comprehensive planning, Sustainable development planning including low impact design, Special area planning (e.g. corridors, neighborhoods, downtown, infill), Open space preservation, Rural planning, Historic preservation planning, Safe routes to school, Wildfire mitigation plans and related regulations, Urban Design, Design guidelines, Site plan analysis and review, Multi-modal transportation planning, Complete Streets, Master Planning, New town planning, Transit-oriented development, Land Use Management, Land use planning, Site plan analysis and review, Permitting and customer service audits, Plan implementation tools including code writing and internal policies, Training, Board training, Staff training, Customer service training, Expert Witness. A Firm Profile and full resumes of each partner are located on our website at www.orionplanninggroup.com.

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