Urban Planning


Detroit Eastern Market

Spalding DeDecker’s Planning and GIS Team strives to balance social, economic, and environmental responsibility, build community partnerships, and create impactful urban design in the multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural urban communities that we serve. Our clients are cities and other local units of government, nonprofit organizations, and private developers, primarily in Michigan.

Our team of professional planners and GIS specialists tailor planning processes (i.e. existing conditions research, engagement and consensus-building activities, and needs assessments) to deliver implementation-focused reports with maps, graphics, and actionable plans. Verbal and written communication is our strength. We collaborate with civil engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, and other colleagues to connect planning and design and move projects forward through approvals and construction.

Urban Planning Services

Community and Economic Development

  • ArcGIS Mapping
  • Campus Planning
  • Community Master Planning
  • Community Engagement
  • Grant Writing
  • Mobility and Transportation Planning
  • Park and Recreation Planning
  • Policy Recommendations
  • Project Coordination and Implementation
  • Report Layout and Design
  • Research and Report Writing
  • Sustainability and Stormwater Consulting
  • Zoning Analysis and Land Use Recommendations

Property Development and Redevelopment

  • Complete Streets and Bikeway Design
  • Land Use Entitlement Approvals
  • Rezoning and Right-of-Way Modifications
  • Pedestrian and Multimodal Streetscape Improvement Design
  • Site Plan Permits
  • Site Evaluation and Due Diligence
  • Site Planning
  • Site Plan Development Approvals
  • Site Plan Review
  • Utility Coordination