Community Planning

Ragan Design Group Planning, LLC has extensive experience in community planning coinciding with the areas important to the development of a Master Plan.

Community Master Plans
Public participation is paramount to Ragan Design Groupís planning philosophy. Our charge as Planner is to listen to the communityís diverse interests, concerns and ideals related to planning, combine them with sound research, technical expertise and analysis and to translate them into a community vision, with goals, objectives and indicators to act as a flexible guide and plan for the community. As professional planning consultants, we have recently developed Master Plans in the following communities:
• East Greenwich Township
• Cherry Hill Township
• Chesilhurst Borough
• Voorhees Township
• Evesham Township
• Medford Township
• Hainesport Township
• North Hanover Township
• Jackson Township, Reexamination & Revisions
• City of Woodbury
• Merchantville Borough
• Pemberton Township
• Wrightstown Borough Master Plan and State Plan Endorsement

Jackson Township
Reexamination & Revisions
(population 49,644; 2003 estimate)
City of Woodbury
(population 10,307; U.S. Census 2000)



Community Involvement
Public participation is paramount to Ragan Design Group’s planning philosophy. Our charge as Master Planner is to listen to the community’s diverse interests, concerns and ideals related to planning, combine them with sound research, technical expertise and analysis and to translate them into a community vision, with goals, objectives and indicators to act as a flexible guide and plan for the next six years. We take a practical approach to establishing community links. We start by making connections with community leaders. We hold open meetings, visit sites, conduct focus group sessions and distribute information, and we are always happy to answer questions.

Historic Preservation

Ragan Design Group Planning, LLC, has established Historic Districts and development guidelines for several communities in southern New Jersey and in the City of Philadelphia. Most recently we have led the design of an historic streetscape and downtown revitalization plan for the Borough of Wrightstown in Burlington County, blending the Borough’s military history with a vision for the future.

Main Street Programs
We have prepared a downtown/main street studies and streetscape plans for Marlton’s historic downtown in Evesham Township, Burlington County as well as for two Philadelphia urban redevelopment areas.

Economic Development Planning

We have provided economic profiles and cost-benefit analysis for various uses in several New Jersey communities.

Centers Designation & Cross Acceptance
Ragan Design Group Planning, LLC, has participated in the cross acceptance process as municipal planner for seven communities in four counties. This state planning process is critical to assuring mutual support at all levels of government.

Parking Planning
We have prepared parking plans for Stokes Road in Medford Township, the Village of Medford, Marlton, Evesham Township, the City of Woodbury and various Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Park Planning
Prepared numerous park and recreation plans including the Hainesport Municipal Complex in Hainesport Township.