New Planning Department Changes

Baseline made a big change in our planning department this summer. For the last 12 years, Vince Harris has been the director of our planning department, he is taking a step back from this role and reducing hours to slowly transition into retirement. Ben Thurston has moved into the planning director role and has taken the lead. Ben is most excited about exploring opportunities to expand Baseline’s planning services into new areas that align with the interests and passions of our staff. This includes our current effort to market and grow our landscape architecture services. He is also excited about the challenge of refining our project management and execution in a way that truly balances our triangle of employees, clients, and finances.

New Staff Highlight: Sarah Williams, PLA, CPSI

Baseline Welcomes Sarah Williams Baseline’s newest addition to our staff is Sarah Williams, a landscape architect who comes to us from Norris Designs. She graduated from Colorado State University and has been working as a landscape architect for several years. When choosing career paths, Sarah credits her experience and passions for leading her to landscape… Read more »

Celebrating National Community Planners Week – Day 4!

Planning Story of the Day “As planners, we are routinely asked to facilitate neighborhood meetings. Development proposals are presented to neighboring property owners to inform and to identify potential compatibility concerns. We are particularly adept at active listening, and creative problem-solving whenever we can. On one occasion, at particularly well-attended neighborhood meeting for a housing… Read more »

Baseline Helps Girl Scouts Earn STEM Badges

Baseline recently hosted Girl Scout Troop 1503 in support of receiving their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) badges. Baseline’s Civil Engineering Division Manager Noah Nemmers and Planner Melanie Nieske delivered a presentation to the troop about the planning, surveying and civil engineering professions and discussed the types of problems Baseline encounters and solves on… Read more »

Baseline Gets Rezoning Approval

Baseline coordinated the writing of new planned development zoning standards for this commercial corner located in Rooney Valley in Unincorporated Jefferson County for our client, Three Dinos, LLC. The rezoning project is located at the southeast corner of C-470 and West Alameda Parkway. Over several years, Baseline has held community meetings and worked with the… Read more »

Community Planning

Community planning is about more than just building and expanding – it’s valuing the people who live in the area and working with a vision not only for the current project but for future years to come. Whether a project is residential, commercial, or municipal, community planners need to consider the needs of the whole… Read more »