Planning & Urban Design
We believe all people should live in safe, sustainable, and beautiful communities. Bolton & Menk’s Placemaking, Planning, and Policy services help communities shape the physical places where people live. Using a Community-Centered Design approach, we collaboratively create great places that elevate quality of life, celebrate local identities, and promote an equitable future for all.
Environmental Planning | Community Planning | Transportation Planning | Trails, Parks & Recreation Planning | Landscape Architecture & Urban Design | Wayfinding & Monumentation | Public Engagement & Communication
Planning & Urban Design Projects
Dive in to learn how Bolton & Menk engages communities in their own comprehensive plan. Comprehensive plans should be tailored to meet the needs of the community – what better way than to engage them in their own plan?Learn
Landscape architect Grant Meacci answers some questions to set the record straight about urban design in this installment of What’s the Fact.Watch
Discover how Drake and Bates Park Spraygrounds achieved accessibility and created an inviting outdoor space for their communities to experience during the summertime.Learn
Learn how revisioning design for technology and climate change can enhance beauty in addition to safety and sustainability.Learn
Learn from Jay Pomeroy as he talks about the importance of multipurpose and sustainable sports facilities and how hybrid learning affected site design in What’s the Fact.Watch
The ‘grass’ may just be greener on a synthetic turf field! Learn how we make sure sustainability is the winner when it comes to sports facility solutions.Learn
COVID-19 shifted the way we connect with people and places. Bolton & Menk focuses on public health with thoughtful outdoor community space design.Learn
What does equity really mean, and how does it play a role in community infrastructure? Learn what it takes to equitably plan for your community’s needs.Learn
Any community can be successful when it comes to ensuring the sidewalk doesn’t end with rural community planning, policies, and engagement!Learn
Learn how Bolton & Menk and their project partners turned a corridor study into a publicly acceptable project implementation guide for Riverfront Drive.Learn
Named one of the very best workplaces in the State of Minnesota! We’re proud to rank in the Top 50 on the list, and even prouder that we were voted in by our own employees.