Community Planning

What We Do

Stewart’s Community Planning team is committed to partnering with clients to build healthy, equitable, resilient and connected communities. Our experience as former public sector planners allows us to manage competing interests, clearly explain complex concepts and develop realistic implementation strategies. We work with municipalities and counties across the Carolinas, focusing on small- to mid-sized communities. 

Now, more than ever, our towns, cities, and counties are adapting to changing demographics, land use trends, environments and technologies. We do more than write and update land use plans and development codes. Stewart differentiates itself by bringing together planners, urban designers, landscape architects and engineers to provide a data-driven and design-oriented approach that yields optimal plans and stronger communities.

Community Planning Services 

Long Range Planning:

  • Comprehensive and Land Use Plans
  • Small Area Plans
  • Urban Design
  • Downtown and Streetscape Plans
  • CAMA Land Use Plans
  • Illustrative Graphics and Renderings
  • GIS Mapping
  • Scenario Planning / Land Use Suitability Analysis
  • Community Engagement and Meeting Facilitation


Current Planning:

  • Land Development Ordinance Assessments
  • Unified Development Ordinances
  • Code Writing
  • Development Plan Compliance Review

Featured Community Planning Projects

Garner UDO

Lexington Land Use Plan and Ordinance Update

Brevard Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Connect with Our Team

Are you looking for experienced, creative, and trustworthy partners for your project? Connect with us to learn how we can help you on your next project.