Our Partners

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Our Partners

Shaping the Avenue is a multi-jurisdictional partnership between the municipalities of Lansing, Lansing Township, East Lansing, Meridian Township and the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA). 


Technical committee

A Technical Committee comprised of public- and private-sector representatives from each of the communities guides the initiative.

Bradley T. Funkhouser, AICP, Deputy CEO/Assistant Executive Director | CATA
Janet Arcuicci, AICP, System Planner | CATA
Bill Rieske, Assistant Planning Manger | City of Lansing
Andrew Kilpatrick, Transportation Engineer | City of Lansing
Sam Schultz, Planner | Lansing Township
Tim Dempsey, Planning, Building & Development Director | City of East Lansing
Darcy Schmitt, Senior Planner | City of East Lansing                                                                                                              David Haywood, Planning & Zoning Administrator | City of East Lansing
Mark Kieselbach, Community Planning & Development Director | Meridian Township
Sue Pigg, Executive Director | Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
Robert L. Trezise, Jr., President | President & CEO, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)
Tim Daman, President | Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
Patrick Mullen, Manager, Design & Construction Division | State of Michigan, Dept. of Technology, Management & Budget
Stephen Troost, Campus Planner | Michigan State University, Campus Planner
Julie Powers, Executive Director | Greater Lansing Housing Coalition
Brent Forsberg, President | Forsberg Real Estate Company


Consultant team


Dover, Kohl & Partners
Urban Design, Form-Based Code Writing, Public Engagement http://www.doverkohl.com/


Ferrell Madden
Form-Based Code Writing                                     http://www.ferrell-madden.com/

Transit Planning, TOD Implementation, Street Standards http://www.aecom.com/

MKSK Studios
Streetscape Design, Code Integration & Local Liaison http://www.mkskstudios.com/

LSL Planning
Local FBC, Planning Expertise & Code Integration http://lslplanning.com/

Piper & Gold
Public Relations                        http://www.piperandgold.com/