Zoning Services

Zoning is design.

Zoning is central to urban planning. It is not distinct or separate from it. Zoning sets the standards by which communities govern the quality of their development. That’s why we take nothing for granted.

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.

Zoning Services Include

  • Form-based standards
  • Streamlining of process and procedures
  • Providing transparency and predictability
  • Historic district standards
  • Waterfront development
  • Maryland Critical Area standards
  • Illustrating the effects of alternative zoning standards
  • Subdivision ordinances and street design standards
  • Zoning administration
Jakubiak Town + City Planning have played a vital role in the city planning of Cambridge, from the award winning “City of Cambridge Comprehensive Plan” to the update and modernization of our zoning codes. Chris’ thoughtful and persistent approach in engaging with our Planning Commission and the public has made it possible for Cambridge to embrace positive and fundamental changes in how and where we grow and develop.Anne Roane

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