Planning Resources and Services

MVRPC’s Department of Community & Regional Planning provides professional services and resources to its members as they conduct land use, comprehensive, or other planning activities.

A range of services and resources are available and may vary based on the nature of the project. These services may be accessed by an individual community or a group of communities that share common needs. Whether it is a single, narrowly-defined project or multiple, interdependent subject areas, the Department of Community and Regional Planning enhances our members’ in-house planning capacity. Planning resources and services include:

Planning Tools – MVRPC provides planning practitioners with a range of tools, resources, and best practices information on a variety of topics in order to enhance planning outcomes across the Miami Valley.  Visit our Planning Tools webpage for more information on this dynamic resource.

Community Planning Services – MVRPC assists local jurisdictions and other organizations in the Region with their planning efforts by providing planning process consultation, project scope development, data analysis and mapping, grant funding research and support, and group facilitation services. To learn more about the services we offer, see our Planning Services flyer. To view some of our recent and notable projects, visit the Community Planning Activities site.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services – MVRPC provides GIS data, data analysis, base mapping, web mapping and aerial orthophotography. To learn more about the services we offer, see our GIS Services flyer.  Visit our Regional GIS page to learn more about our collaborative efforts to leverage resources and advance GIS in the Region.

Member benefits from these services and resources include:

  • Planning process consultation and design by a team with diverse expertise and experience;
  • Access to the latest Planning Decision Support System and related data and analysis expertise for enhanced data-driven decision making process;
  • Technical support related to Census and other socioeconomic data, mapping, funding opportunities, and best practices research; and
  • Having a neutral, third-party professional that understands the unique challenges and needs of the area.

For more information about the planning resources and services we offer, please contact Martin Kim, Director of Community & Regional Planning.