Planning & Urban Design

Whether it’s an Interim Planning Tech or an update to your General Plan, Interwest’s professionals can provide the services you need. Our Planning group brings a flexible and creative approach, adopting your agency’s standard practices while also structuring services to meet your needs.


  • Short or Long-Term Staffing
  • Departmental Support
  • Development Application Review
  • Policy Document Updates
  • Special Projects
  • General Plans
  • Zoning Codes
  • Specific Plans
  • Transit-Oriented Development Plans
  • Downtown Planning

Key Contact

Paul Junker, Planning Services Group Leader
(916) 436-3017

Featured Projects

Urban Pockets Criteria

Client: County of Stanislaus

This technical study evaluated 42 unincorporated urban pockets in Stanislaus County in order to identify areas most appropriate for annexation to an incorporated City. The evaluation analyzed the costs of public improvements required to meet City infrastructure standards as well as the benefits to residents that will result from the construction of improvements and annexation to an incorporated City. Factors under review include infrastructure cost per resident, improvements to pedestrian circulation, health and safety public benefits as well as coordination with planned infrastructure projects. Interwest’s Planning team is continuously working hand-in-hand with Interwest’s Engineering/Public Works team on this multi-disciplinary study.

Planning Department Staff Augmentation

Client: City of Eastvale

Working as a part of a larger consultant team, our team directed and managed all aspects of the Planning Department, including Advanced and Current Planning, as well as oversaw a staff of 10-12 employees working both onsite and in remote locations. Staff's key accomplishments included: (1) writing the first Eastvale General Plan on time and at a cost savings of more than $1M compared to the original cost estimate, (2) comprehensively updating the Eastvale Zoning Code to replace the code adopted at Cityhood, (3) preparing comprehensive citywide Design Guidelines and Standards for residential and non-residential development, and (4) processing hundreds of development applications, including several large-scale Specific Plans and Planned Developments.

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