Our Work


Our planning approach involves facilitating a dynamic and transparent process that engages key stakeholders, property owners, agencies, and the community in a step by step process of discovery.  While we establish a framework for creating and evaluating alternative planning concepts and design solutions, Confluence seeks to transform our client’s vision into a successful strategy for development.  This approach involves establishing design goals and objectives to effectively guide future improvements, allowing each project to realize its potential while contributing to the overall vision for revitalization on a larger scale.

Our planning experience has included comprehensive analysis of land use, transportation, infrastructure, aesthetics, and economic development opportunities for a wide variety of districts and areas throughout the Midwest.  The capacity for new development, including its feasibility and potential impact on supporting infrastructure systems, can be evaluated and determined through the results of this analysis.  Whether working for a developer or for a municipality interested in promoting and attracting quality revitalization projects, our team of planners and designers is experienced in balancing the need for design flexibility with the need for development certainty.

Confluence has worked with a broad range of clients, including private developers, governmental agencies, community associations, and municipalities to identify appropriate expectations for future growth.  This includes establishing policies, recommendations, and regulatory tools that guide future development implementation and the community’s use of development incentives.

  • Mixed-Use Development Planning
  • District Design Guidelines
  • Overlay Districts
  • Economic Development Strategies
  • Form Based Codes
  • Corridor Land Use and Development Plan
  • Comprehensive Planning