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To address future housing needs, this project offers the City of Warrenton’s planning department tools to guide future housing planning and infrastructure investments. The team developed suitability analysis models to identify priority locations for future development based on environmental constraints, current infrastructure, community amenities, and emergency resilience. This process identified a more nuanced picture of developable land than the adopted analyses. The report provides recommendations to guide changes to comprehensive planning policies.


Client - City of Warrenton: Jay Blake, Planning Director and Rebecca Sprengeler, Planning Technician.

The PSU workshop is the final capstone project for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program where graduate students partner with a client to conduct a planning project. It traditionally involves working closely with community stakeholders and local government officials to identify key issues, gather data, analyze existing conditions, and develop planning strategies, resulting in a detailed planning report that includes final recommendations


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Warrenton_Appendices.pdf (337576 kB)
A: Analysis Methodology. B - Public Engagement. C - Maps