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Planning + Urban Design

Community

GRAEF planners’ specialty is preparing detailed and innovative plans, guidelines, and concepts that enhance development, preserve the environment, and add value to a community. We integrate new development or redevelopment with existing neighborhoods, districts, and corridors to create livable, walkable, sustainable public places tailored to fit local social, economic, and cultural activities. GRAEF views planning and urban design as simultaneously building on the community’s traditions and affording new socioeconomic directions for change.

GRAEF planners and urban designers recognize the importance of a good working relationship with public officials and local citizens. Through meaningful dialogue with public agencies, community leaders, and residents, we can facilitate successful consensus-based planning and implementation processes.

Our Work

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Ashwaubenon TID 5 Master Plan

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Waukesha Central City Master Plan

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Waterfront Development & Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

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Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan

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Thomas Street Corridor Master Plan

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St. Francis Active Urban Corridor Planning and Implementation

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Silver Spring Drive Business Corridor Planning and Implementation

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Milwaukee Park East Master Plan and Form Based Codes

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Drexel Town Square

Planning + Urban Design Contacts

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Stephanie Hacker, AICP, LEED AP

Practice Area Leader - Planning + Urban Design
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Kristan Sanchez, AICP, Assoc. AIA

Market Area Leader - Planning

Why Choose Us

“It’s all about relationships” - Len Anhalt

As a Full Service Engineering, Planning and Design Firm we COLLABORATE to give you a fully integrated design.

INNOVATE your Future with one of our experts with local knowledge and national experience.

Our multidisciplinary experts will FORMULATE your VISION into a successful Project.

What Clients Say

What we like about the plan is that it has a robust mix of recommendations, from quick fixes to comprehensive strategies dealing with everything from improving our Central City housing stock to improving pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding. Best of all the goals are realistic, which is why we reference this this plan on an almost daily basis.

Jeff Fortin, City of Waukesha