Vision that Works
Planning is where it all starts, but it should not be where it ends. At Otak we focus on planning that leads directly to implementation. We call this Vision that Works. Whether we are planning city- or community-wide, or for neighborhoods, subarea districts, downtowns, or corridors, we apply a design-based approach that considers a broad range of issues and factors and sets the course for carrying the plan forward—from vision to reality.
By blending our interdisciplinary knowledge and experience in land use, transportation, community place-making and public services, water and natural resources, and infrastructure, we create plans that are creative and innovative, as well as practical and constructible. We offer diverse planning services—regional and city policy analysis and development; long range master planning and comprehensive planning; smart code writing; current planning and on-call planning support; regulatory reviews, entitlements, and permitting; urban design; parks and open space planning; design guidelines; public and community engagement; GIS mapping and analysis; and other support to our public and private clients. Our mission is always to help people shape their aspirations into a strong vision supported by goals and objectives, and then to define a clear path for making this vision happen.