About the Consultant Team

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Confluence is a professional consulting firm, headquartered in Des Moines, and comprised of landscape architects and planners. Their work includes a wide range of public, educational, institutional, and private sector projects. Confluence’s staff includes former public sector planners with experience in development project review and code administration, together with those who utilize zoning codes in the design of projects for private sector clients. Their work is characterized by a philosophy of place-making; creating unique, human connections with every project, its location, and its surrounding environment. With over a decade of award winning experience and hundreds of completed projects, Confluence has helped shape the practice of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design across the Midwest. They believe the values that they share define who they are and serve as the basis for their success.

Kendig Keast Collaborative

Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC), is a national planning and urban design firm that specializes in developing plans as well as writing, implementing, and administering custom-crafted zoning and subdivision regulations for communities that are comparable in size and character to Ankeny. KKC represents the collaboration of Iowa native and Iowa State alum Bret C. Keast, AICP, and a select group of talented principals and associates, including specialists in urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture, economic development, and graphic design. The firm has facilitated comprehensive planning along with zoning and subdivision regulation projects for more than 300 diverse communities throughout the U.S.

Snyder & Associates

Snyder & Associates, Inc. is headquartered in Ankeny and provides public agencies and private developers with comprehensive engineering and planning support. Improving the quality of life within the communities they serve remains their priority today. Their professionals excel at thinking beyond engineering, beginning with a long-term approach, and assisting with project funding to facilitate growth through planning. Snyder & Associates places strong emphasis on incorporating creative, sustainable, and economical solutions into all aspects of design.

White & Smith

White & Smith, LLC is a planning and law firm with an innovative, national practice. Their professional staff includes planners and attorneys with certifications from the American Institute of Certified Planners whose skills include public facilitation, expertise in substantive issues, and design. White & Smith has the tools and personnel to create innovative development codes, land use plans, public facilities financing techniques, and Smart Growth tools.