Design Guidelines Cliffnotes

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Blog Article | No Comments

The March 2011 issue of Zoning Practice (American Planning Association) was authored by HLA Senior Associate Doug Hammel, and describes some key considerations in drafting effective design guidelines or form-based regulations.

Delivering Better Plans

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Headlines | No Comments

This month’s PAS Memo from the American Planning Association is “Delivering Better Plans”, authored by Devin Lavigne and John Houseal. In the fall of 2011, the American Planning Association asked Houseal Lavigne Associates to prepare a memo on how to prepare better plan documents with concise text and clear and inspiring illustrations.

Gas Stations: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Blog Article | No Comments

Gas stations are everywhere. They are as critical a component of infrastructure as schools, parks, and sewer treatment facilities, and their design – signage, lighting, site access, etc. – has a profound impact on the character of our most visbile corridors.