Our Planning Services

Overview

Providence’s approach integrates economics and the environment.

 Our planners strive to achieve a balance between economics and environmental responsibility by fusing design and engineering in a holistic, creative, and sustainable manner. No matter the project, we consider the site's physical surroundings and the client’s needs, as well as the project’s financial mechanisms, long-term community effects, implementation, maintenance, and management.

Learn more about our specific areas of planning below. For more information about Providence Engineering and Design, LLC and Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC or for teaming opportunities, please call 1-866-960-9623.

Community Development

Providence seeks to build a core of civic activists in local communities who are empowered with the skills to build stronger, more resilient communities and affect change long after our professionals have completed their work. We do this through our public participation and engagement efforts, which form an integral part of our professional urban and comprehensive planning practice. Providence understands how to work with individuals and how to influence or guide decisions or positions within the context of the community’s larger social institutions.

Through our disaster recovery, grant writing and administration, planning, environmental, and engineering design services, Providence has extensive experience with HUD and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  Our CDBG work has branched across several areas of expertise including housing, wastewater, drainage, coastal, and other infrastructure.

Hazard Mitigation

"Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make a number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is run. Learn more here.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants are quite an undertaking. Providence is skilled at efficiently facilitating administrative tasks while preparing and submitting the proper documentation required by GOHSEP/FEMA, as well as other agencies. We also provide technical assistance and coordination between local government and regulatory staffs to ensure all requirements are met. Working with FEMA grant applications and project administration and management, we have acquired extensive experience with the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).  Our mitigation services include hazard mitigation planning, community master planning, emergency preparedness planning, crisis management planning, and repetitive loss reduction planning. Additionally, we have provided environmental and engineering services to eligible projects.

Transportation

Associated Services:

NEPA
Air Quality
Permitting
Surveying
Engineering

With a multitude of successful projects to our credit, Providence’s staff is well-versed in the planning, environmental engineering, design and construction phases of transportation and transportation-related work. Our staff is heavily involved in multimodal transportation projects that include roadways, ports, airports, rail, and waterways — and we have consistently proven our ability to manage and complete complex projects in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Providence has cultivated solid relationships with all relevant local, state, and federal government agencies by coordinating with them regularly on a variety of projects. We work closely with key stakeholders to evaluate potential projects aimed at improving transportation in our communities and to identify avenues to determine such projects’ feasibility.

Urban Planning

Providence approaches community planning as a sequential process that consists of:

  • Understanding and interpreting trends within the community
  • Communicating these trends to the public
  • Discussing future alternatives
  • Reaching a consensus on an effective path leading to the desired outcome
  • Agreeing on the actions required over time to achieve the desired community outcome

Our urban planning efforts are designed to engage citizens to think about future outcomes for housing, land use, transportation, public services, and various other aspects of their community. This allows the formulation of an overall vision statement for the community, which guides the development of its own unique plan.

Economic Development

Economic development is finding opportunities best suited to take advantage of a community’s assets and strengths in a way that creates local jobs.  Economic development also requires the community to recognize its weaknesses and threats relative to business attraction and job creation. In an effort to minimize or overcome these pitfalls, Providence frequently addresses such issues within our overall community planning process.

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