Urban Design/Downtown Redevelopment Planning

The redevelopment of downtowns and neighborhoods is a critical focus for KAI as communities seek to improve long-term economic competitiveness and citizen quality of life. KAI understands that successful redevelopment is a combination of art (site design and lot layout, sense of space, and sensitivity to an area's heritage and social values), engineering (infrastructure, street geometries, and floor area ratios), and social science (understanding community dynamics, aligning stakeholder aspirations, and fostering community excitement). KAI's planners, designers, and engineers work closely with clients to ensure that each piece of an urban fabric–every building, streetscape, transportation corridor, park, and open space-can help create an urban place that transcends the value of its individual elements.