Planning Services

Phillips Preiss customize planning and zoning strategies for communities, property owners and other clients to address development-related issues. No two reports or plans are alike. Scroll down for more information on our Master Plans, Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis, Sustainability, and Historic Preservation.

Master Plans

Phillips Preiss helps communities translate their vision for the future into straightforward, cohesive and compelling land use and development policies based on: strategic outreach, collaboration and negotiation; innovative planning approaches and tools; and practical considerations of economic, political and cultural realities.


Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis

Phillips Preiss works with its clients to identify and seize opportunities for commercial revitalization and job creation through market analysis, policy research, consensus-building and design interventions. Phillips Preiss brings a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental impact studies (EISs) and fiscal, community and visual impact analyses. These assessments are undertaken with a view toward identifying real mitigation strategies for adverse impacts.



Phillips Preiss prepares Green or Sustainable Master Plans and Zoning and Design Regulations focused on improving energy efficiency and lowering the carbon footprint of communities. The firm is also able to integrate energy efficiency strategies, transit-oriented developments, walkable and bikeable communities and environmentally-friendly practices to whatever projects it is involved in, from site-specific projects to communitywide plans.


Historic Preservation

Phillips Preiss emphasizes the importance of aesthetic and community character in all planning assignments and offers specialized historic preservation expertise to public and private sector clients. The firm has completed preservation plans for communities ranging from exurban towns to large, historically-industrial cities and developed design standards to ensure appropriate infill development in historic contexts.