Community Planning + Design

  • Dean W. Gowen

  • Phone: 716.688.0766 ext 1147
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We bring the tools, you bring the vision

Vibrant, alive, beautiful, sustainable. Is that the story your community tells?

Buildings, downtowns, public spaces, streets, mobility and landscape are the core elements that shape a town, village or city. It is the balance of these essential components that will result in a more livable, sustainable, resilient and complete community.

Wendel’s community planning and design team includes talented planners, urban designers and landscape architects dedicated to helping communities thrive and prosper. We will help you develop solutions that capture the spirit of your region. We incorporate environmentally friendly design principles that shape the public realm and improve the quality of life for residents for the long term. You benefit from our passion to provide a better quality of life to communities across the country. Together we can create a destination.

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Wendel, a nationally recognized design, construction and energy services company (ESCO), is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Architectural Design Group, LLC (ADG), a leader in architectural design and planning in Wisconsin, to enhance its service offering and market reach in the Midwest United States. ADG’s expertise encompasses healthcare and educational facilities, as well …Read More


The Shovel Ready Spectrum

Many projects do not really start when the first golden shovel is ceremonially thrust into the ground. Often, before that momentous occasion arrives, the hard work of planning for a project has been going on behind the scenes for months, if not years. The expression “shovel ready” is a catch phrase in today’s economic development …Read More


Wendel Expands their Community Planning + Design Team

We’re excited to announce the growth and expansion of our Community Planning & Design Team to better service the needs and desires of our communities. To support the growing demand for community design services, we are enhancing our offerings by combining our Planning and Landscape Architecture expertise with a new delivery team, broadening the spectrum of services …Read More

Meet The Wendel Community Planning + Design Team

  • Dan Leonard, AICP

  • Project Development Manager

  • p: 716.688.0766
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  • Dean W. Gowen

  • p: 716.688.0766 ext 1147
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  • David L. Kenyon

  • p: 716.688.0766 ext 1128
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  • Ellen L. Parker

  • p: 716.688.0766 ext 1131
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  • Andrew C. Reilly

  • p: 716.688.0766 ext 1168
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  • Leanne E. Voit

  • p: 716.688.0766 ext 1313
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  • 10 Featured Projects

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Erie County Parks Master Plan Update

Parks and Recreation Planning

  • Market: Municipal Government
  • Services: Community Planning + Design, Landscape Architecture

Downtown North Redevelopment Master Plan

Urban Planning

  • Market: Private Development
  • Services: Landscape Architecture, Community Planning + Design

Regional Walkability Improvement Program

Walkability Audit and Action Plan

  • Market: Municipal Government
  • Services: Community Planning + Design, Planning

SUNY Buffalo State Bike Friendly University Plan

Campus Bike Planning Effort

  • Market: Education
  • Services: Geographic Information Systems, Community Planning + Design, Planning, Landscape Architecture

Lewiston Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Update

  • Market: Municipal Government
  • Services: Comprehensive Plan Update, Land Use Planning, Public Outreach, SEQR, Zoning, Community Planning + Design, Planning

Hartford Downtown North Redevelopment Master Plan

Urban Planning and Design

  • Market: Private Development
  • Services: Planning, Community Planning + Design

Seneca St./Larkinville Streetscape

Streetscape Design

  • Market: Surface Transportation
  • Services: Community Planning + Design, Construction, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Surveying, Sustainability

Ohio Street Corridor Redevelopment

Complete Street and Greenway Corridor

  • Markets: Municipal Government, Surface Transportation, Water Wastewater Stormwater
  • Services: Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Surveying, Community Planning + Design, Sustainability

James Street

Road Diet Study

  • Markets: Surface Transportation, Municipal Government
  • Services: Community Planning + Design, Engineering, Sustainability

Town of Royalton

Comprehensive Plan

  • Market: Municipal Government
  • Services: Community Planning + Design, Geographic Information Systems