738 N. 5th Ave, Ste. 203
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: 520.444.1267

1539 Burro Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505.471.4218




Taos County Comprehensive Plan, Taos, NM (2004)
CommunityByDesign prepared the Taos County Comprehensive Plan Update. This involved working with a 15 member Steering Committee and conducting 11 community workshops in developing the Plan that included a vision statement, goals and implementation strategies for six Plan Elements. Over 104 Implementation strategies were identified, but through a community-based prioritization process, 20 strategies were defined as critical needs.

Taos County Growth Management Plan, Taos, NM (2007)
The need for a Growth Management Plan was a priority identified in the Taos County Comprehensive Plan.  The Growth Management Plan is being developed in three phases; Future Land Use, Implementation, and Funding Strategies.  In Phase I: Future Land Use, was the culmination of twelve months of research and data gathering as well as the diligent efforts of a 12 person citizen steering committee. Phase II: Implementation, builds upon the Future Land Uses by defining new ordinances to implement Phase I, such as clustering options, Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs), and appropriate land use zoning codes for individual neighborhoods.


Village of Chama Comprehensive Plan, Chama, NM (2004)
CommunityByDesign prepared, with assistance from Southwest Planning & Marketing, the Village of Chama Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan includes six Plan Elements, including Tourism.  It was prepared with assistance from a Citizen Steering Committee and identified several new partnerships for implementing the common goals with the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Jicarilla Tribal government.

Village of Questa Comprehensive Plan, Questa, NM (2001)
We prepared the Comprehensive Plan using CDBG Planning funds for Questa that addressed Transportation/Infrastructure, Land Use, Economic Development, Community Facilities and Implementation Elements.  Over forty-seven implementation strategies were identified, as well as an overview of funding sources to achieve the Plan’s recommendations.  A Citizen Steering Committee assisted in the planning effort and several public workshops and stakeholder interviews were conducted.

Colfax County Comprehensive Plan, Raton, NM (2003)
We prepared the Colfax County Comprehensive Plan with assistance from an 18-member Citizen Steering Committee.  The Committee has written a Vision statement for the County and identified goals and objectives for the Plan Elements including Land Use, Community Character, Civic/Public Services, Water/Natural Resources and Implementation.  Four public workshops and ten interviews with community leaders were conducted as part of the process to adopt the plan. 

City of Rio Rancho Integrated Comprehensive Plan, Rio Rancho, NM (2000)
As the consultants to the City of Rio Rancho in developing their Integrated Comprehensive Plan, we conducted a one-day workshop for residents to comment on goals for Land Use, Cultural Landscapes, and Community elements. Implementation strategies for each goal and objective were integrated into the plan.

Nogales Comprehensive Plan, Nogales, AZ (2001 and 1991)
The CommunityByDesign principal was involved in the preparation of the Nogales General Plan, adopted in 1991 and recently completed the Comprehensive Plan update process for the City in response to Arizona’s Growing Smarter legislation.  The Plan was prepared as a guide for addressing pressures of future growth and development. Critical local issues and components such as physical constraints created by excessive topography, inadequate infrastructure, and complex social elements created by the international boundary were analyzed and assessed while attempting to achieve a balance in a community facing increasing development pressures. The formulation and development of a General Plan for a community divided by an international boundary necessitated an extensive series of workshops.

City of Bisbee Comprehensive Plan, Bisbee, AZ (1995)
We have assisted the City of Bisbee in finalizing their General Plan Update. The Planning Department, based on community input, identified the various elements of the General Plan.  Utilizing the GIS database compiled by Cochise County, we mapped the various elements of the General Plan.

Pima County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan: Implementation Strategies, Tucson, AZ (1994)
The CommunityByDesign principal was project manager on this eight-firm multi-disciplinary project team.  As Project Manager, Charlie Deans was responsible for scheduling and developing the project approach.  This project involved the preparation of Implementation Strategies for the 60 Policy Objectives adopted as part of the Plan elements of the County’s Comprehensive Plan.  These elements include: Growth Management, Environmental Quality, Housing, Transportation, Parks & Recreation, and Public Services.  The Implementation Strategies focused on the County’s established priority programs and were presented as sequential phases of action strategies.

Native American Land Use Plans, Naschitti, Manuelito, Crystal, Coppermine, and LeChee Chapters, Navajo Nation (2001-present)
CommunityByDesign has worked with the Navajo Nation to develop Community Based Land Use Plans for five Navajo Chapters.  Planning has included working with the communities to develop a public participation process, identifying goals and guiding principles, identifying land uses for residential, economic development and open space/recreation.  The final plans provide three of the five elements required for completion of a comprehensive plan as required under the Nation’s Local Governance Act.  Charlie Deans and Irene Ogata have been the project managers working with the community’s elected officials, elders and the Comprehensive Land Use Planning Committee.

Kayenta Township Market Study and Master Plan, Kayenta Township, Navajo Nation (2004)
CommunityByDesign was the land planner on a team which developed a Future Land Use Plan for Kayenta Township.  We completed the Land Use Inventory for the Township and the Future Land Use Plan in conjunction with a Steering Committee comprised of citizens and officials within the Township and Kayenta Chapter.  Nine land use classifications were determined to provide sustainable growth and a sense of community for the Township.

Eco-Industrial Park, Nambe Pueblo Development Corporation

As part of an Economic Development implementation strategy, CommunityByDesign prepared a master site plan for a mixed use employment and manufacturing project that included a recycling center, a wood re-processing center, a food processing plant and an educational center.  The site was approximately 200 acres on Highway 285 north of Santa Fe on the Nambe Pueblo.