City of Detroit Planning and Development

Spalding DeDecker’s Detroit team specializes in all things Detroit, while building community partnerships and public outreach.  All designs keep in mind the future of Detroit Neighborhoods by creating an impactful urban design with a lens on social, economic, and environmental responsibility.

The Right Tools for the Job

Our team knows land development can be challenging – government regulations, local restrictions, and environmental concerns are just a few issues that can complicate any project.

Coordination among the owner, architect, and municipalities is just as important as working machinery. Along with their professional skills, our team members are excellent communicators. Less confusion equals more return on investment and more satisfied clients.

Land Development Services

  • Asset Management
  • Bidding Phase Assistance
  • Client Representation and Expert Witness Services
  • Construction Inspection and Contractor Payment Certifications
  • Construction Specifications
  • Earthwork Analysis
  • Federal, State, and Local Construction Permit Acquisition
  • Floodplain and Wetland Investigation and Mitigation Design
  • Grading and Paving Design
  • Landscape Architectural Design
  • Pavement Management Systems
  • Retaining Wall / Seawall Design

  • Sanitary Sewer, Water Main, and Storm Sewer Design
  • Site Planning
  • Site Selection and Feasibility Studies
  • Stormwater Management Studies and Design
  • Site and Utility Master Planning
  • Sustainable / Green Site Design for LEED Projects Accreditation with the US Green Building Council
  • Traffic Engineering, Traffic Studies, and Signal Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Value Engineering Analysis
  • Wetland Assessments
  • Woodland Mapping