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Planning 

Harriman joins the talents of its architects, engineers, urban designers, planners, landscape architects and graphic designers to help clients realize the potential of their towns, cities, developments, buildings, institutions, parks and open space. We deliver the varied expertise needed in order to successfully “put places together.” Harriman has proven its distinctive ability to provide actionable creative physical design and planning solutions that are specifically tailored to the circumstances of each project.

Harriman translates strategic goals into practical plans and designs that are highly responsive to complex economic, regulatory and community considerations. Our projects are distinguished because they recognize and link relevant historic, cultural and environmental contexts. Our emphasis on effective communication has led to our excellent credentials in facilitating community participation and approvals processes.

Harriman sees community planning as a special opportunity to build public and political consensus through creation of a shared vision, while at the same time building the required capacity and support for actual implementation. We approach each site, neighborhood and community plan with a focus on the best means of communication through speech, presentations, explanatory writing, online media, and graphics that clearly convey ideas to share among diverse groups of people. Coupling the factual evidence with community desires, we craft a vision that highlights the unique and best attributes of the community that will result in success. Then we conclude our plans with the who, how, where and when for achieving the desired outcomes.

Our proven results are seen in communities that are now enjoying sustainable revitalization in their neighborhoods and commercial centers, and overall increases in vitality and cohesiveness.

Harriman has expertise in master planning, town centers, waterfront planning, corridor planning, design guidelines, downtown revitalization, transit-oriented development, urban renewal and zoning.

The Planning Team

Jennifer M. Siciliano, AICP

Senior Urban Planner

New Bedford Waterfront Redevelopment Plan

New Bedford Waterfront Redevelopment Plan

Harriman was the urban planners on a team that worked with the New Bedford Economic Development Council to develop a … Read More

Westport Village District Study

Westport Village District Study

Facing increasing development pressures, the Town of Westport wanted to protect the historic core of its downtown from changes that … Read More

Lawrence Urban Renewal Plan

Lawrence Urban Renewal Plan

Harriman is leading a team to assist the Lawrence Redevelopment Authority (LRA) with the preparation of an urban renewal plan … Read More

Windsor Transit Oriented Development Plan

Windsor Transit Oriented Development Plan

Harriman led a multidisciplinary team to develop a transit oriented development plan and public engagement program to plan for future … Read More

Tiverton Form-Based Code

Tiverton Form-Based Code

Tiverton is a coastal community with a rural New England heritage and character. Its General Commercial (GC) zoning encompasses miles … Read More

Tewksbury Town Center Master Plan

Tewksbury Town Center Master Plan

The Tewksbury Town Center Master Plan project included careful analysis of current conditions and future opportunities and constraints. A compelling … Read More

Medway Design Guidelines

Medway Design Guidelines

Harriman helped the Town of Medway prepare illustrated guidelines for design review that reinforce the rural New England Village character … Read More

Sudbury Urban Design and Zoning Evaluation

Sudbury Urban Design and Zoning Evaluation

Harriman completed an urban design and zoning evaluation for portions of the Route 20 corridor within Sudbury, Massachusetts. The intent … Read More

Enfield Zoning for Transit Oriented Development

Enfield Zoning for Transit Oriented Development

Located on the Connecticut River, the historic village center of Thompsonville is easily accessible from I-91 in Enfield. Helping to … Read More

Amherst Form-based Zoning Code

Amherst Form-based Zoning Code

Harriman prepared a new form-based zoning code for the Village Centers of North Amherst and Atkins Corner. The new zoning … Read More

Stoughton Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Stoughton Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Harriman assisted the Stoughton Redevelopment Authority (SRA) with the creation of the Stoughton Downtown Redevelopment Plan. We are working with … Read More

Burlington Comprehensive Master Plan

Burlington Comprehensive Master Plan

The Town of Burlington is a suburban community experiencing severe regional traffic congestion due to successful redevelopment of their commercial … Read More

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