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Our services are key to municipal decision-making about the direction and pace of urban development. This often starts with detailed growth scenario analyses. We prepare master plans for smaller areas, such as the Downtown City Dock of Annapolis, where the focus is on redevelopment, public open space, and urban design. We are also skilled at conducting thoughtful zoning and land use analyses, and at translating findings into workable strategies and regulations for municipal development and conservation. We advise local officials on zoning issues, development review, and town planning administration.
Our firm’s zoning work starts by studying each client’s unique community. Actual measurements ensure that dimension requirements in the zoning code are designed to achieve the intended results. Fairness, due process, transparency, and professionalism also need to find their way into zoning codes. Tested and still creative processes are essential and must be customized to the specific design and development vision of our clients.
Our clients choose to negotiate at key moments in the planning and development process when they realize they can best advance their interests through principled negotiation. We will take you through a deliberative process of uncovering and prioritizing your interests and securing the benefits of structured agreements.
Economic and Market Studies
The planning you do for your community will have both immediate impact and impact for generations. It’s helpful to know the weight and effects of your planning decisions. The test of market viability is essential to development decisions and, therefore, fundamental to a quality master plan. We dig deep in our analysis of market potential especially for redevelopment projects and downtown / infill development. We provide two types of economic market studies: market evaluation and fiscal impact.
Effective expert witnesses must be able to prove their expertise. With more than 20 years in professional practice, deep understanding of municipal zoning (especially in Maryland), and years of experience with official zoning administration, Chris Jakubiak can be a valuable resource for your case.
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Christopher Jakubiak, AICP
As president of Jakubiak Town + City Planning, Chris Jakubiak consults with municipalities seeking expertise in community planning and zoning. His skills range from conducting comprehensive planning, zoning, land use analyses . . . to working with cities to translate findings and concepts into workable strategies and regulations for development. Chris has been retained as an expert in multiple land use and zoning cases before boards of zoning appeals and hearing examiners. He has also provided zoning administration services to Maryland communities for two decades.