Planning Services

Lake Agassiz Development Group has been providing planning services to local governments for more than 35 years. We can assist with all facets of the  process from convening stakeholders, facilitating meetings and events, collecting data through surveys and secondary sources, writing reports and plans, and crafting implementation strategies.

We are capable of assisting in a variety of topics including – but not limited to –  economic development/diversification strategies, multi-hazard mitigation planning, main street revitalization, housing, tourism and recreation, and community branding and marketing.  Our assistance is provided on a fee for service basis. We can also help, albeit in a limited manner, townships and cities with land use ordinance questions.

The following resources created by other entities may help with the creation and interpretation of land development codes:

As a US Department of Commerce designated Economic Development District (EDD), LARC is responsible for preparing the regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).   The CEDS is required to be updated every five years and maintains the region’s eligibility for grants from the US Economic Development Administration.

Download the 2018 – 2022 CEDS document