Our Commitment

As founder of Jakubiak Town + City Planning, Inc., in 2000, I believe that great towns and cities are centrally important to both smart economic growth and the enjoyment of the places where we live.

The firm has completed more than two-dozen comprehensive plans, multiple comprehensive zoning codes, and numerous land use, zoning, and market studies. Our peers in Maryland have recognized Jakubiak Town + City Planning with two American Planning Association Outstanding Plan Awards.

We have a passion for helping to make towns and cities great, and our team shares a unique vision: yours.


About Chris

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.

He devotes time to his clients and his own community through other planning-related community service. Chris has taught courses to citizen planning commissioners and real estate professionals through the University of Maryland Urban Studies and Planning Program. In addition, Chris has served as an instructor at Catholic University where he has taught graduate urban planning and design. In the public sector, he has served as Vice Chairman of the City of Annapolis Board of Zoning Appeals. Chris is currently on the executive Board of the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association, serving as treasurer.

Before founding Jakubiak Town + City Planning, Chris worked as Principal Planner in the Department of Planning and Zoning in Calvert County, where he prepared town center master plans (including design standards), and applied those plans to the review of development plans and in the management of citizen-appointed architectural review committees. He also managed the staff of the Board of Zoning Appeals and conducted traffic and land use projects.

Chris holds a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, and a certification from Harvard University in Advanced Public Sector Negotiation (including consensus building, multi-party agreements, and group dynamics). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

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