NSPJ Architects is a full-service, award-winning architecture, landscape architecture and land planning design firm. With the main office in Kansas City and a new Nashville office, our talented staff has built a tradition of excellence in service and design since 1961.
Architecture is a commonly understood service. But what is land planning?
For our clients, it means planning the very best use of any site, to ensure the layout of roadways, green space and the multitude of uses on the parcel of land are designed to be compatible. Our thoughtful designs work with the topography, natural resources, surrounding developments and existing vegetation to create the unique structure of the community. This approach creates innovative land plans for residential and multifamily communities, mixed-use developments and commercial districts that include single-family homes, multi-family homes, retail, office, vibrant streets and integrated greenspaces.
Why does NSPJ offer land planning and site planning services?
Having a land plan is the first step for any construction project. While we are experts in residential architecture, land planning is an important aspect of the process so that clients can see how the land itself interacts with their homes and the community. We are experts in providing innovative plans that then integrate greenspace into the overall design plan, whether it be for single-family homes or commercial districts.
Land planning and site planning: what is the difference?
A site plan is designed for one type of building on one site or one lot with its associated parking and amenities. Land planning includes multiple building types — potentially with multiple different uses — on one or more lots or sites to gain the greatest functionality of the land.
Where would I hear about a land plan?
Neighborhood meetings are a key stage in city approvals for land plans. We frequently work with Overland Park, Leawood, Shawnee, Lenexa and Kansas City on both sides of the state line. We are intimately familiar with analyzing existing topography, vegetation, drainage patterns, utility availability and other existing conditions to achieve the best possible layout for future communities.
NSPJ has worked on many mixed-use developments such as Mission Farms, City Place and Westbrook Green but are most often contacted for our expertise with residential components. Notable examples of our residential land plans are Hallbrook East Village, the Colton Lakes, and Wilshire Hills.