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  • 4/26/2016 - Request for interpretation and exemption approved in Middlesex County, New Jersey! Seidel Planning & Design’s President, Brian E. Seidel, LLA, NJPP provided compelling land use planning testimony to the municipal Zoning Board of Adjustment winning approval for the modification of an existing communications tower in Carteret Borough. Testimony summarized: the application was consistent with spirit & purpose of State and Federal legislation supporting the co-location of antenna and equipment on existing structures; the application and structure met the federal standards ...
  • 4/16/2016 - Will work for Beer! Seidel Planning & Design is proud to assist Brew Crew Events in preparation of the Reading Craft Beer Festival, held at the Santander Arena & Performing Arts Center. The team at Seidel Planning prepared plans to identify a layout within the arena to accommodate over 100 breweries and vendors throughout the arena (and enjoyed a sampling as well). Cheers!http://www.readingbeerfest.com/
  • 4/14/2016 - A roaring approval in Red Lion! Brian E. Seidel, NJPP, AICP provided land use planning testimony in South Hampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.Testimony highlighted the positive impact of the application on the community and consistency with commercial uses in the underlying zoning district to secure the D-1 use variance.
  • 4/12/2016 - Lucky # 7 approved in Coaldale! Conditional Use Approval was granted by Coaldale Borough for the construction of a 199-foot lattice style communications tower.The approval in Coaldale was the final approval required to complete a development master plan for seven wireless communication sites in the region adjacent to Route 209 from Jim Thorpe to Tamaqua through Schuylkill and Carbon Counties.Coaldale rendered the decision at their April 12, 2016 meeting after testimony was presented at two (2) prior meetings.
  • 3/30/2016 - Special Exception approved in Lansford! Seidel Planning & Design represented a property owner and developer at the Municipal Zoning Hearing Board supporting development in Lansford Borough.Testimony was provided describing an analysis of alternative sites, compliance with zoning regulations, and suitability of the project site.Mr. Seidel addressed community concerns of traffic, security, safety, and visual impact securing a unanimous approval from the board. http://www.tnonline.com/2016/mar/31/lansford-approves-new-cell-tower-borough
  • 3/28/2016 - Special Exception Approvals flow through Slum Creek! J. Wesley Beers provided testimony to the Tamaqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board obtaining special exception approval for a communications tower within the borough.Mr. Beers’ testimony highlighted compliance with zoning regulations, and consistency with wireless communications master plan being implemented between Schuylkill and Carbon Counties.
  • 3/24/2016 - Flying to new heights in Swarthmore! The Seidel Planning team conducted a balloon test to determine the visual impact of a proposed structure on the surrounding community.The field investigation was completed at the request of Swarthmore College and publicly advertised to gain community input on the project.The investigation included flying a large red balloon to the height of the proposed structure, and obtaining photographs of the balloon from surrounding properties and roadways.After the field investigation was completed, the ...
  • 2/10/2016 - Planning testimony reaches a new peak in Summit Hill! Expanding the implementation of a wireless communications master plan and complimenting zoning approvals received the night before in adjacent Nesquehoning Borough, Brian Seidel provided land use planning testimony to obtain special exception approval of a communications tower in Summit Hill Borough.Testimony outlined the suitability of the subject property, the lack of existing available infrastructure in the region, and compliance with municipal regulations resulting in the least intrusive ...
  • 2/9/2016 - Seidel Planning & Design scores a hat trick in Nesquehoning Borough! Brian E. Seidel demonstrated his experience & expertise in planning for wireless infrastructure with land use planning testimony to obtain special exception approval for three (3) communications towers within the Borough. Mr. Seidel presented exhibits illustrating the three proposed locations will expand opportunities for wireless communications service, compliment existing wireless infrastructure, and comply with municipal zoning regulations to implement a wireless communications development ...
  • 1/27/2016 - Seidel Planning lights up approvals in East Pikeland! Brian E. Seidel, a land use planner and president of Seidel Planning & Design, presented photographic simulations and provided land use planning testimony to support the approval of variances required to install a small-cell wireless solution on existing light standards within the Chester County shopping center. Testimony was provided indicating the suitability of the property and consistency with the zoning regulations to justify the need for the design solution to the municipal zoning hearing ...
  • 1/27/2016 - Seidel Planning expands landscape architecture services to the Old line State! Seidel Planning & Design is pleased to announce the firm’s President, Brian E. Seidel, has obtained his landscape architectural license in the State of Maryland to service needs of the firm’s existing clients & project sites in Columbia and Carroll Counties. The staff at Seidel Planning holds additional landscape architectural licenses in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in addition to the New Jersey Professional Planning license (NJPP) and the American Institute of Certified ...
  • 1/25/2016 - Illustrating a creative design solution in Upper Dublin! The landscape architects at Seidel Planning prepared landscape plans and illustrative renderings assisting in the approval of use variances in the Montgomery County municipality, for the development of a billboard adjacent to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fort Washington. Plans depicted a landscape solution to mitigate potential views of the illuminated sign from nearby residential properties.
  • 1/20/2016 - Zoning approvals overflow in Toms River, New Jersey! Seidel Planning & Design provides land use planning testimony to obtain use variance approval in the Ocean County municipality to implement a small-cell wireless solution. Testimony was presented indicating the need for the facility, the suitability of the property for the proposed use, and negligible negative impact on the surrounding community and zoning plan.
  • 1/12/2016 - A favorable recommendation received in Nesquehoning Borough! Brian Seidel, a land use planner and president of Seidel Planning & Design, presented plans and exhibits illustrating the suitability of a parcel within the Carbon County Municipality for the development of communication towers. Seidel Planning presented site plans, an inventory of existing towers in the area to illustrate the suitability of the site, and described the projectsconsistency with Municipal zoning regulations to receive a unanimous recommendation of approval from the ...
  • 1/11/2016 - Seidel Planning & Design, Ltd expands the design team! Seidel Planning starts 2016 strong and is pleased to announce an expansion of the design team with the addition of J.Wesley Beers. A graduate from Temple University’s Landscape Architectural program, Wes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in land use planning, landscape design, GIS, and technical design services. Welcome Wes to the team by contacting him at jwb@seidelplanning.com, or by phone at (610) 323-8752.
  • 12/10/2015 - Double approvals in Twin Lakes! Land use planning testimony provided by Brian E. Seidel, AICP resulted in the Planning Board in the Town of Hurley adopting a SEQRA negative declaration under state law, approving a special permit and site plan application to develop a communications tower in New York’s Catskills region of Ulster County. An advertised balloon test was conducted at the project site with municipal officials, to assess the potential visual impact on the community. The resulting photographs were utilized to ...
  • 11/19/2015 - The sun shines in Glassboro! Brian E. Seidel, LLA, NJPP of Seidel Planning & Design provides land use planning testimony obtaining use variances for a solar farm providing renewable energy for the Robins’ Nest Children’s Services agency in the Borough of Glassboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Aerial photographic simulations were prepared illustrating views of the project and how preservation of existing vegetation would screen views of the facility from adjacent residential properties.
  • 11/18/2015 - A hole-in-one approval in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania! Land use planning testimony was provided by Brian E. Seidel, RLA, AICP of Seidel Planning & Design obtaining variances permitting a communications tower on the existing golf course in Limerick Township, Pennsylvania. Expert land use planning testimony was supported with a visual impact assessment, photographic inventory of the project site, and photographic simulations illustrating the minimal impact of the stealth-designed structure from adjacent fairways, roadways, and properties.
  • 11/4/2015 - The Seidel Planning & Design team working in Harmony! Brian E. Seidel, a New Jersey Professional Planner, provides land use planning testimony to obtain D3 and D6 use and height variances in Harmony Township, Warren County, New Jersey. Testimony was supported with graphic exhibits prepared by Seidel Planning & Design illustrating the particular suitability of site for the proposed use, and the minimal impact of the project on the surrounding community.
  • 10/7/2015 - Reaching new heights in Mahwah New Jersey! A communications tower in Bergen County, NJ receives zoning board approval to increase the height of the structure by 20-feet to accommodate new and additional antenna. Seidel Planning & Design’s President, Brian E. Seidel presented graphic exhibits illustrating a photographic inventory of the existing structure and simulations of the proposed height extension. The exhibits were supplemented with Mr. Seidel’s land use planning testimony describing the characteristics of the ...

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    Founded in 2005 and based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, Seidel Planning & Design, Ltd. is a multi-faceted landscape architecture and land use planning firm successfully serving clients in a variety of markets throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Our team is dedicated to providing unparalleled personalized service, and committed to achieving our client’s land solutions with: 

    • land use planning & land development consulting
    • landscape architecture design services
    • zoning & land use ordinance interpretation
    • development feasibility studies
    • expert land use planning testimony & representation at public meetings & hearings

    Seidel Planning has proven experience providing solutions within a variety of markets and across a wide spectrum of project types. Our team has earned recognition as industry leaders and continually gains respect for the comprehensive land solutions we provide. This gives us the confidence and energy to continually seek challenges enabling us to develop a commanding knowledge of accepted planning practices and development regulations, establish strong relationships with municipal agencies and professionals, and understand the fundamental building and engineering practices necessary for project success.

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    The Seidel Planning team provides a wealth of expertise in all phases of commercial, residential, landscape architecture, recreation, renewable energy and telecommunications planning.  We are consistently collaborating with clients and professionals throughout the design process to maintain the highest level of design integrity and satisfaction that can be provided. 

     

    Land Use Planning

    Seidel Planning & Design’s land use planning services identify opportunities in zoning and development regulations providing design solutions which respect the land, meet community needs, and achieve project goals for a variety of markets. Regardless of the project type or industry, Seidel Planning provides our diverse clientele with:

    • development & redevelopment feasibility studies
    • zoning / land use ordinance review, interpretation
    • market & demographic inventories / assessments
    • expert land use planning testimony
    • vehicular circulation, parking, & loading studies
    • campus wayfinding signage 
    • master development & comprehensive plans
    • open space & recreational plan development
    • due diligence research & investigation
    • yield analyses
    • fiscal & environmental impact studies & analyses
    • GIS research

    Landscape Architecture 

    Landscape architecture is the art of reimagining an area as a space. Whether your area is a campus, pedestrian plaza, commercial center, or intimate backyard retreat, we value the landscape and appreciate the true beauty that can occur when the natural and man-made environment blend seamlessly together. Let Seidel Planning’s landscape architects develop a vision for your space with: 

    • corporate master planning
    • site design
    • woodland inventories & analysis
    • landscape design & specifications
    • site lighting design
    • implementation of storm water best management practices (BMP’s)
    • environmental & landscape restoration
    • environmental impact studies, assessments, & statements
    • streetscape & hardscape design
    • directional & way finding signage

    Design Services

    Achieving the vision for your project can’t always be accomplished with the same graphic solution. Seidel Planning provides a diverse knowledge and experience with the latest design technology, tailoring the most appropriate graphic solution required to depict an understanding of the project regardless of the audience with: 

    • site plan renderings
    • photographic simulations
    • 3D site models
    • viewshed analyses
    • construction documentation
    • site analyses & concept plans
    • balloon tests
    • geographic cross-sections, elevations, & profiles
    • GIS technology
    • aerial photography exhibits & overlay maps

     

    experience

    Our clients warrant a personalized approach to their business and projects. No two projects are alike… neither is our strategy for project success.

    Having been qualified as experts in land use planning and landscape architecture by hundreds of jurisdictions throughout the mid-atlantic region including Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, Seidel Planning demonstrates diversity in industries and geographic regions. Our past experience provides us with a roadmap for project success to achieve our client’s land solutions.

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    pottstown pa 19464
    610.323.8752

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