Development Planning

Vibrant Places

Successful development planning leverages private sector investment to create vibrant places. We work with cities and developers to plan projects that not only meet market needs, but also preserve the quality of life, maintain the character of existing neighborhoods and landscapes, and provide returns on investment for property owners and community members alike. Great development creates returns for cities, developers, property owners, and residents by focusing the following aspects of development:

Focusing first on infill and urban redevelopment

Applying new urbanist principles to new development to provide for walkability, density, and mixed use whenever possible.

Preserve open and agricultural space

Plan for green-space and trails networks

Our Projects

Expertise

Io LandArch can help plan out your community to make the most of your space, from the smallest vacant lot with potential to be a well-loved plaza, to the large-scale spatial organization of your entire community. Io has experience in urban infill projects, community master planning, and art district design.

Urban Infill

We are especially skilled at adapting development to challenging and contextually sensitive urban infill lots.

Open Space

Our development planning projects always focus on preserving and connecting various types and scales of open spaces, including parks, trails, nature conservation, and farmland.

What our clients are saying...

Sara Meess

IO LandArch has successfully provided a variety of services for Ogden City – from documenting historic landscapes to preparing the master plan for a major redevelopment project. IO created the design concept for the Ogden Business Exchange, a redevelopment project that is transforming a historic but vacant stockyard into a state-of-the-art business park. Io’s design weaves in the rich history of the site and its proximity to natural amenities to create a truly unique sense of place..

Sharen Hauri

Io has been a tremendous help to the City of South Salt Lake as they have worked over the years to help plan and design numerous city buildings and parks. We are grateful for this consistency and reliability as we complete many projects in phases. Io’s attention to detail and quality and willingness to listen to our needs ensures we are always happy with the end product.

Amy Jorgensen

I absolutely love working with Io! They are smart, insightful, and excellent at what they do. Their team is keenly attuned to the relationships between history, place and design - and work closely with clients to build a plan that is responsive and visionary. A pleasure to work with, Io brings the best work to the table, I give them my highest recommendation.

Venessa Castagnoli | Executive Director

Ogden Contemporary Arts were lucky enough to work with io Landarch on our outdoor sculpture park, PLATFORMS. Shalae was critical to pulling off this community project. She offered their services as an in-kind donation and even went as far as recommending volunteer options, as we are a nonprofit with limited funds. The outcome was astonishing. What was once a lot of overgrown weeds, chain-link, and trash, is now a welcoming park scattered with beautiful native plants and whimsical winding pathways. Ogden is lucky to have such a community-oriented landscape architecture firm in our community.

The Pingree Mansion

Io LandArch custom-designed my solar-carport. They even got approval from the historic landmark commission where I live (which would have been a headache to do on my own). It turned out beautifully. It’s as much work of art as it is carport and fit my budget. I’m very happy with the results and highly recommend them.

By Rebecca Sato

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