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  • 7/8/2019 - Variances in Essex County New Jersey approved! Brian Seidel, NJPP, LLA provided land use planning testimony to the Montclair Township Planning Board in Essex County, New Jersey. Mr. Seidel’s testimony supported variances for interior illumination of signage & increased building height to accommodate the adaptive reuse of a historic building in the community’s central business district.
  • 7/4/2019 - Wishing all a happy holiday from the SPD crew! Wising you a Happy & Safe Fourth of July from Seidel Planning & Design!
  • 6/17/2019 - Special exception approval received in Delaware County! Seidel Planning & Design presented site plans & provided land use planning testimony to obtain special exception approval in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  The SPD staff supported the development with visual impact assessments, presentations at community meetings, zoning review & interpretation, coordination with municipal staff, and preparation of amendments to land use regulations throughout the application process.
  • 6/12/2019 - Signed, sealed, & delivered! Seidel Planning & Design prepared landscape plans to accompany a land development application for a proposed commercial development in Absecon Township New Jersey. The multi-phased development includes salt-tolerant species and native grass & wildflower plantings separating planned phases of development in the Ocean County municipality.
  • 5/30/2019 - Seidel Planning & Design plans for the future in Delaware County! Seidel Planning & Design represented a first-class township at a public stakeholder meeting. The meeting was held to assess community needs & priorities to implement future community improvements for a residential neighborhood. Seidel Planning & Design continues to provide municipal and community support thought-out Delaware County and the tri-state area.
  • 5/29/2019 - Seidel Planning & Design participates in the Route 724 Task Force & provides land use planning recommendations! The team of volunteers is an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) in collaboration with the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce (TCACC) involving municipalities, land owners, and developers in Montgomery & Chester Counties to facilitate the strategic growth of the corridor between Pottstown & Phoenixville.  
  • 5/29/2019 - Re-envisioning suburban retail centers! Seidel Planning & Design prepared concepts and design solutions for a variety of retail centers in the northeast. Recommended improvements included signage, music, branding, architectural façade improvements, landscaping, civic plazas, & site furnishings to improve the pedestrian experience & improve walkability.
  • 5/23/2019 - Planning testimony provided in Bergen County, NJ! Brian E. Seidel, NJPP, AICP attended a Planning Board meeting in the Township of Rochelle Park, Bergen County NJ in support of a proposed child-care facility. Brian provided professional planning testimony for bulk variances from signage and parking regulations supporting redevelopment of the existing industrial property & implementing a vegetated buffer from the adjacent residential community.
  • 5/17/2019 - Seidel Planning & Design proudly support the Upper Chichester Township Board of Commissioners The land use planners at Seidel Planning & Design proudly support the Upper Chichester Township Board of Commissioners and their representation & involvement at the 2019 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners annual conference!
  • 5/17/2019 - Seidel Planning supports smart-growth! The staff at Seidel Planning participated in a collaborative meeting with municipal staff and the DCTMA supporting smart growth, infill development, and implementation of multi-modal transportation routes in Delaware County, PA.
  • 5/8/2019 - Impact assessments prepared to obtain variances in South Jersey! Seidel Planning provided rapid-response to address a municipal review letter received the day before an advertised public hearing. The SPD staff conducted field investigation & prepared an impact assessment for a proposed development in Alloway Township of Salem County, New Jersey. Exhibits were prepared & presented at the public hearing by the firm’s president, Brian Seidel, NJPP supporting his land use planning testimony & obtaining the requested D1 use variance and site plan ...
  • 4/15/2019 - Architectural features approved in Burlington County! Brian Seidel presented testimony in Evesham Township, New Jersey receiving approval of sign variances for a national retailer. The retailers’ façade contained exterior lighting and a wall-mounted architectural design determined by the township to be ‘signage’. Mr. Seidel’s testimony supported the opinion the wall-mounted design should be considered an architectural feature which was encouraged by the ordinance. The testimony resulted in an approval from the board to ...
  • 2/5/2019 - We’ve got this covered! Brian Seidel, LLA, NJPP provides land use planning testimony in support of a conditional use variance & design waivers to install a canopy at an existing automotive service & fueling station in the historic Borough of Stockton, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
  • 1/28/2019 - A big win for small cells! Brian E. Seidel RLA AICP presented land use planning testimony to the Lancaster City Zoning Hearing Board supporting the installation of 5G small cells on existing utility structures within the City’s rights-of-way.  Seidel Planning & Design prepared written Site Suitability Assessments for each location providing an interpretation of the City’s zoning regulations, and justification for the requested relief to obtain approval from the Board.
  • 1/17/2019 - Township Shade Tree Commission provides a recommendation of approval! Brian Seidel, LLA appeared before the Ramsey Borough Shade Tree Commission obtaining a recommendation of approval for a landscape plan prepared for a proposed pediatric consulting office proposed in the Bergen County municipality.
  • 7/13/2018 - Seidel Planning & Design on site in Burlington County NJ! Seidel Planning & Design conducted a balloon test in southern New Jersey. The balloon test was performed to determine the visual impact of a proposed telecommunications tower on the surrounding area. SPD continues to provide land use planning and consulting services to the telecommunications industry throughout New Jersey & the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
  • 6/4/2018 - Testing future land use planners! Brian Seidel of Seidel Planning & Design appeared as a panel judge for a High School’s community planning presentation. Ninth-grade students presented their final projects to a panel of community members and local professionals illustrating concepts for their community and vision for the future.
  • 5/31/2018 - Conditional use approval received in Chester County! Site plans prepared by Seidel Planning & Design were utilized to obtain conditional use approval in Caln Township, Chester County, PA. Plans were prepared to maximize parking & support the conversion an industrial building to professional offices.
  • 5/24/2018 - Balloon Test performed in New York! Seidel Planning & Design provided field investigation & conducted a balloon test in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The test was performed to assess the impact of a proposed commercial structure on the scenic views of the community. Photographs were obtained from nearby roads & properties illustrating a negligible visual impact to the area.
  • 5/15/2018 - Land use planning services for Northern New Jersey! Brian Seidel, NJPP, AICP attended the Fairfield Township Zoning Board of Adjustment supporting a conditional use application for a physical therapy office in Essex County, New Jersey.

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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.

    services

    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
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