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Rick Rust Joins Mintier Harnish

Mintier Harnish is excited to announce that Rick Rust, AICP, GISP has joined our team as a Principal Planner. Rick brings more than 33 years of experience in the management and preparation of general and comprehensive plans, housing elements, specific plans, zoning codes, and environmental compliance documents. His work is based on a comprehensive set of skills […]

We are pleased to celebrate the release of the 2017 OPR General Plan Guidelines!

This is a major milestone for California planning that follows several years of work that has been led by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). The 2017 OPR General Plan Guidelines is the first comprehensive update to the Guidelines since 2003 and addresses numerous new laws, requirements, resources, and research that affects General Plans. This includes the following legislation: Environmental […]

El Dorado County Mixed Use Design Manual wins the 2017 Planning Award of Excellence in Urban Design!

In collaboration with Orr Design Office, Inc., Mintier Harnish prepared an innovative Mixed Use Design Manual to guide the development of historically sensitive, mixed-use buildings in the communities of Camino, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Georgetown, Pollock Pines, and Shingle Springs. The Manual features 28 pages of easy-to-use guidelines and standards grouped by categories that include […]

Fresno Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element wins two APA awards!

Mintier Harnish, in collaboration with Veronica Tam Associates, prepared a Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element for Fresno County and 12 of the 15 cities in Fresno County. The project involved coordinating with staff from the 13 jurisdictions to gather local data and develop a consensus on a regional plan for addressing housing needs for all 13 jurisdictions. […]

MH: The Ever-Evolving Firm

This last year at Mintier Harnish has been chocked full of change. Sometimes change can be unsettling but as planners we know that change is one of the few things we can say is inevitable. Last June Mintier Harnish celebrated 30 years in business and we certainly have seen a lot of change since 1985. […]

Back to the Future

After an 18-year hiatus, Bob Lagomarsino rejoined Mintier Harnish as a Principal at the beginning of 2016. Bob was hired as Mintier Harnish’s first planner in 1985 and spent 12 years with the firm before moving on to bigger (not better) things. In his 18 years away from Mintier Harnish, Bob worked with LDR International […]