Planning

General Plans   

LYRB has certified (AICP) planning professionals on staff who have participated in the creation of general plans throughout the Intermountain Region. We are uniquely qualified to assist you with the economic sections of your general plans, as well as sections focusing on housing, annexation strategies, socio-demographics, downtown revitalization, and school issues. We have recently teamed on general plans for the following communities:
        

Twin Falls, Idaho General Plan
       
South Ogden, Utah General Plan
       
Madison County, Idaho Comprehensive Plan
       
Rexburg, Idaho General Plan
       
Cottonwood Heights, Utah General Plan
       
Kuna, Idaho General Plan
       
Salt Lake County Townships Master Planning and Best Practices
Cedar Valley Vision Plan

Housing   

LYRB is a recognized expert in assessing a community’s housing needs, having completed numerous housing market demand studies, as well as affordable housing studies. We can assist you with compliance with regulatory studies and have superior databases that keep us abreast of trends in the housing market. The type and location of housing available in a community significantly impacts opportunities for jobs and economic development, as well as the amount and cost of infrastructure and municipal services required. The type of residential development that occurs in a particular locality will be influenced by government regulations and policies, zoning, existing land uses, and market forces. Sample housing studies include:
        

Herriman City Affordable Housing Analysis

SUU Campus Housing Demand and Fiscal Impacts Analysis

Environmental Assessment – NEPA Documents   

The consultants at LYRB have extensive experience with environmental assessment studies that involve transportation routes, floodplains, business corridors, pipelines, etc. We understand the legal requirements for evaluating alternatives against a no-build scenario, identifying mitigation measures, and assessing environmental justice issues. We have a strong background in public facilitation, which is an important part of our environmental assessment work. Sample projects completed by professionals at LYRB include:
       

Coal Creek, Cedar City, Utah EA
 
Lehi 2300 West EA    
 
       
Riverdale Road, Weber County EIS

Public Facilitation and Community Surveys   

As part of our planning work, we take pride in our ability to actively involve the community in all aspects of our project. Local input is a vital component of creating plans that energize the community, that have full local support, and that reflect the true needs and concerns of a group or community. The professionals at LYRB have completed a wide range of surveys by mail, telephone, personal interview, and online. These surveys have been administered to community residents, business owners, employees, students, parents, skiers, recreation users, etc. We are noted for our ability to draft survey questions that get to the heart of issues, and that allow our clients to move forward in making decisions. Sample survey projects include:
       

Draper Parks and Recreation Mail Survey and Focus Groups 
Monticello Academy Parent Preference Survey
Ski Utah Skier Survey

Twin Falls, Idaho Community survey
       
Mountainland Association of Governments Interviews for Strategic Plan Update
       
South Ogden Community Survey
Spanish Fork Parks and Recreation Mail Survey and Focus Groups
Heber City Business Owner Surveys