Planning Consultants & Housing Developers

I am pleased to provide you the Planning Consultants and Housing Developers section of the Affordable Housing Resources Inventory. This list is a Directory of Consultants that communities and organizations across the state of Nebraska can use to assist them in selecting a consultant. These consultants have been of service to our clients in the past and are honored to be part of this directory.

If you would like to provide additions or revisions to this list, please contact the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Community and Rural Development Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope you will find this list useful in your experiences with affordable housing in Nebraska.

Sincerely,

Bob Doty
Community and Rural Development Division

Center for Rural Research & Development

Main Services Provided:

  • Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Surveys
  • Grant writing for conducting Community Needs Assessment Surveys


Clients and Organizations:

  • Please visit the web site for the most recent community reports at: unk.edu.acad/crrd


Service Area:

  • Statewide


Contact: Shawn Kaskie, Director
Address: University of Nebraska at Kearney
West Center, Room 125E
Kearney, NE 68849
Phone: 308.865.8199
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Web site: unk.edu/crrd

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Community Development Services, LLC

Main Services Provided:

  • Survey writing and data interpretation
  • Pertinent group and community-wide meetings facilitation
  • Strategic Planning-formulation of community goals and objectives
  • Private and public resource identification
  • Grant writing services
  • Grant administration services (AHP / CDBG and NAHTF)
  • Comprehensive Development Plans
  • Blight / Substandard Studies
  • Site-Specific Housing Studies
  • Housing Rehabilitation Specialist Services
  • Lead-Based Paint Inspections, Assessments and Clearance Testing

Clients of the Organization:

  • Municipalities, including Osmond, Plainview, Atkinson, Butte, Bristow, Spencer, Emmet, Lynch, Comstock, Sargent, Merna, Anselmo, Scotia and Crofton

  • Northern Ponca Housing Authority
  • Woodland Park Housing Authority Interim Holdings, Inc.

Service Area:

  • Statewide

Employee Information: Mark Wimmer, Randy Alexander, and Leigh Alexander comprise the Community Development Services partnership. The firm's partners have extensive experience developing and administering various public works, housing, economic development and planning grants, as well as performing a variety of other studies for Nebraska communities and private developers. Both collectively and individually, the partners demonstrate a superior level of skills.

Contact: Leigh Alexander
Address: Rural Route 1, Box 143
Plainview, NE 68769-9763
Phone: (402) 582-3580
Fax: (402) 582-3580
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The Danter Company

General Information: The Danter Company is one of the nation's oldest and most respected real estate research firms having completed over 16,000 market feasibility studies in all 50 states, Canada, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Housing related studies (tax credit and market rate multifamily, single-family and condominium) account for about two-thirds of our assignments.

Our process begins where it all happens: the marketplace. There is no substitution for being there. Our combination of primary site-specific research with proprietary research into market trends had led us to pioneer significant market evaluation methodologies, particularly the use of the 100% Data Base (not just selected comparables) for all market analyses.

Clients of the Organization:

  • Brisben Companies
  • The Wallick Companies
  • Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs
  • North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
  • The Richmond Group
  • Guilford Capital
  • Costello Realty
  • Burns and Burns, L.C.
  • Alliant Group of Companies
  • National Church Residences
  • National Partnership Investment Corporation

Contact: Tim Williams
Address: 363 East Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 221-9096
Fax: (614) 232-0601
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Website: www.danter.com

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Development Initiatives

Main Services Provided:

  • Comprehensive planning
  • Neighborhood planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Community planning
  • Community revitalization
  • Smart growth initiatives
  • Historic presentation
  • Site Development and planning
  • Land planning and zoning
  • Economic development
  • Housing development
  • Geographic information systems
  • Community consensus building
  • Market & financial feasibility studies
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Real estate development strategies
  • Housing development strategies
  • Urban design

Planning: "Planning should be responsive to the needs and desires of the community." Our approach to planning begins with an appreciation for the fundamental character of a community. Technical expertise combined with vision and community involvement lead to a planning process that can stand up to existing challenges and manage future growth. Through our dedication and attention to detail, we ensure that our plans become a powerful local government tool for sustained community building. Development Initiatives fundamental approach to planning is based on: fairness, community involvement, consensus building, vision, technical competence, innovation, and comprehensiveness.

Real Estate Development Assistance: Today real estate development is complex and demanding. It is time-intensive, people-intensive, and risk-intensive. Success depends on connecting a number of differing variables to an overall "development strategy". Development Initiatives provides professional disciplines and linkages in the following aspects of the development process:

  • Land Analysis (including project due diligence & feasibility, development & land use constraints analysis, market assessment, and project feasibility determinations & recommendations)
  • Development & Redevelopment Strategies (including land acquisition strategies, project pro forma evaluation, development planning, cost estimating & budgeting, and development planning & guidance).
  • Financial Analysis (including cash flow modeling, construction pro forma evaluation, and operating pro forma evaluation).
  • Development Processing (including community consensus building, land use assessments, environmental assessments, and project management coordination).
  • Pre-Construction Process (including pre-development coordination, marketing program development, jurisdictional analysis & processing, and "Build or sell" analysis).
  • Development Implementation (including development coordination & management, marketing analysis, coordination & monitoring, product sales and/or leasing analysis & management, and environmental mitigation management).

Clients of the Organization:

  • Lenge Family Trust
  • Ward Development, Grain Valley, Missouri
  • City of Sugar Creek, Missouri
  • Cohen-Esrey Housing Partners
  • Lioness Realty Group
  • King Hershey
  • HOK Design/Build
  • Spectrum Real Estate Services, Inc.
  • Pershing Station Partners, LLC
  • City of Herington, Kansas
  • Bridges of Hope, Community Association
  • Armourdale Renewal Association
  • City of Burlingame, Kansas

Service Area:

  • Southeast portion of Nebraska

Contact: Jim Potter, AICP
Address: P.O. Box 7123
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: (816) 916-3664
Fax: (816) 363-3664
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Website: www.di-kc.com

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Gilat Planning & Research Inc.
Urban, Regional, and Strategic Planning

Main Services Provided:

  • Housing Development for Assisted Living, Senior and Affordable Housing
  • Market, Site Specific and Housing Studies
  • Feasibility Studies and Business Plans
  • Needs Assessments
  • Grant Writing (e.g. CDBG, LIHTC)
  • Community and Economic Development Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Housing Authority Agency Plan and HUD Federal Regulatory Consultation
  • Public Housing Unit Conversion
  • Surveys and Facilitation of Focus Groups
  • Performance and Evaluation Reports

Clients of the Organization:

  • Local Investment Groups/Entrepreneurs
  • Public Housing Authorities
  • Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO's)
  • State Government and Universities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Not-for-Profits
  • Developers
  • Financial Lenders

Service Area:

  • Nebraska and Surrounding States (e.g. Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Arkansas)

Certification Information: Orly Gilat is a HUD Consultant and Certified MAP Market Analyst.

Consultant: Orly Gilat, Ph.D.
Address: P.O. Box 540614
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: (402) 330-9667
Fax: (402) 330-9396
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The Gill Companies

Main Services Provided:

  • Market Studies
  • State Certified Real Estate Appraisals
  • HUD Mark-to-Market
  • Physical Inspections
  • Section 42 Tax Compliance Audits

Clients of the Organization:

  • First Union Bank
  • Columbia Housing
  • Ontra, Inc.
  • First Housing
  • Heskin/Signet
  • MHDC
  • Louisiana Housing
  • Credit Vest
  • Foley & Judel
  • WNC & Associates
  • Siegel Group
  • Kentucky Housing

Service Area: Entire United States

Contact: Sam Gill
Address: 1526 West Business 60
P.O. Box 784
Dexter, MO 63841
Phone: (800) 428-3320
Fax: (877) 624-2942
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Website: www.thegillcompanies.com

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Gilmore & Associates, Inc.

Main Services Provided:

  • Civil / sanitary engineering, architecture, and land surveying

Clients of the Organization:

  • Municipal and private clients in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Kansas

Service Area:

  • Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Kansas

Contact: Keith L. Gilmore, P.E., President
Address: 2670 33rd Avenue
P.O. Box 565
Columbus, NE 68602-0565
Phone: (402) 564-2807
Fax: (402) 564-2800

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Great Plains Appraisal

Main Services Provided:

  • Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting

Service Area:

  • Nebraska
  • Midwest

Contact: Richard Keith and Cay Laroy
Address: 1201 O Street, Suite 101
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 476-1144
Fax: (402) 476-7171
Website: http://www.gpappraisal.com/

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Hanna:Keelan Associates, P.C.
Community Planning & Research

Main Services Provided:

  • Comprehensive Planning & Zoning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Housing Market Studies
  • Housing Development
  • Economic Development, Research & Analysis
  • Public Facility Planning & Implementation
  • Human Services Planning
  • State and Federal Grant Writing & Administration

Clients of the Organization:

  • Communities, Counties, Local, State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Private Sector

Service Area:

  • Untied States with emphasis in Nebraska, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest and Southeast

Contact: Becky Hanna and/or Tim Keelan
Address: 3275 Holdrege Street
P.O. Box 30552
Lincoln, NE 68503
Phone: (402) 464-5383
Fax: (402) 464-5856
Web Site: www.hannakeelan.com

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JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

Main Services Provided:

  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Economic Development
  • Housing Studies
  • Blight/Substandard & Redevelopment Studies
  • Land Use Plans
  • Transportation Corridor Plans
  • Urban Design
  • Grant Preparation/Administration
  • Recreational Planning
  • Economic Studies
  • Site Planning
  • Natural Resources Planning
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Surveying

Clients of the Organization:

  • Municipal and County Clients

Service Area:

  • Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Missouri

Address: 142 West 11th Street
P.O. Box 207
Wahoo, NE 68066
Phone: (402) 443-4661
Fax: (402) 443-3508
Web Site: www.jeo.com

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Lakefront Single Room Occupancy
A Solution to Homelessness

General Information: Founded in 1986, Lakefront Single Room Occupancy (SRO) is a Chicago-based nonprofit corporation committed to providing innovative solutions to homelessness. Its does this by developing and providing affordable, supportive housing throughout the city. Lakefront has traditionally purchased endangered SROs, and then rehabbed the buildings and managed them as supportive, affordable housing. SROs serve single adults and are currently beginning to serve families by developing family housing.

Main Services Provided: Lakefront Single Room Occupation (SRO) provides supportive housing and employment services to tenants. Lakefront SRO also provides consulting services for other housing organizations.

Clients of the Organization:

  • Homeless and low-income men, women, and families

Contact: Lynn Bergstrom
Address: 4946 North Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 561-0900, ext. 242
Fax: (773) 561-4693
Web Site: www.lakefrontsro.org

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Marvin Planning Consultants

Main Services Provided:

  • City and County Planning
    • Comprehensive Plans
    • Zoning Ordinances
    • Subdivision Regulations
    • Annexation Studies
    • Blight/Substandard Studies
    • Capital Improvement Programs
    • Grant Application Assistance
    • Planning Commissioner Training
    • Urban Streetscape Concepts
    • Downtown Master Plans
    • Zoning Assistance

Clients of the organization:

  • Communities and Counties

Service Area:

  • Nationwide

Contact: Keith Marvin
Address: PO Box 410
David City, NE 68632
Phone: (402) 606-6405
Fax: (402) 367-6020
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Metropolitan Area Planning Agency
A Council of Governments

General Information: The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) is a voluntary association of local governments created in 1967 under the terms of an interlocal agreement to provide a forum for coordinating local planning and development activities. As an organization of local governments, MAPA exists to help member governments address problems which are regional in scope and which may cross jurisdictional boundaries.

Main Services Provided: MAPA is responsible for providing community development services (including CDBG, planning studies, zoning administration, economic development assistance, etc) to the communities in this service area. MAPA is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the urbanized area of Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie (IA) counties. It is a Census Data Center Affiliate that makes data sets available to the jurisdictions.

Clients of the Organization: Local governments are the primary clienteles of the agency but through an association with the Nebraska Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) and other state programs, MAPA has worked with the private sector.

Service Area: In Nebraska, MAPA serves Douglas, Sarpy and Washington County. In Iowa MAPA serves Pottawattamie and Mills County.

Contact: Louis C. Violi
Address: 2222 Cumming Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 444-6866
Fax: (402) 342-0949
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Web Site: www.mapacog.org

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Miller & Associates

Main Services Provided:

  • Consulting
  • Site Development
  • Housing Administration

Clients of the Organization:

  • Municipalities
  • Counties
  • Economic Development Corporations

Service Area:

  • Entire Sate of Nebraska

Contact: Jacque Haupt
Address: 1111 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308) 234-6456
Fax: (308) 234-1146
Web Site: www.miller-engineers.com

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National Healthcare Associates, INC.

Main Services Provided:

  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Market Studies
  • Financial Feasibility Studies
  • Certificate of Need Application Preparation
  • Litigation Support
  • Financing
  • Development
  • Operational Reviews
  • Transaction Services
  • Management Services
  • Marketing Services

Clients of the Organization:

  • Non-profit and for profit hospitals
  • Health Systems
  • Housing operators, developers, lenders, physicians and other healthcare entities

Service Area: Nationwide

Contact: Patricia Greenberg
Address: 999 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 950
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 444-5007
Fax: (305) 444-5598
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Website: www.nahconsulting.com

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Nebraska Community Foundation

Main Services Provided: The focus is on "Rural Development Strategies That Work". Included in the strategies are the development of residential communities, retirement communities, small businesses, information age businesses, youth retention, and more. There is no single strategy that will work for all rural communities but the Residential Community Strategy is one of the most overlooked and deserves serious consideration by many of Nebraska's rural towns. This approach keys on recruiting new residents who work within commuting distance to small towns (one-third of all Nebraska rural towns are within commuting distance of a job center community). It involves the development of new single family housing and marketing those homes and the small town quality of life to potential commuters. With the growth in single-family new home ownership comes immediate new jobs in the construction industry, growth in retail sales, expansion of local property tax base, more students in the school system, more members in the churches, and new service businesses.

Clients of the Organization: Primarily small towns with a desire to develop more single-family housing.

Service Area: Entire State of Nebraska.

Contact: Jim Otto, Community Development Consultant
Address: 317 South 12th Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 323-7330
Fax: (402) 323-7349
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Web Site: http://www.nebcommfound.org

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Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District (NENEDD)

Main Services Provided: Our main objective is to encourage cooperation between local government officials, community based organizations and the private sector. The mission of NENEDD is to build communities, empower families and advance businesses through the use of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Community Planning

  • Grant Writing & Administration
  • Strategic & Comprehensive Planning
  • Housing & Blight Studies
  • Need Assessments & Attitude Surveys
  • Identification of available federal, state, local & private resources

Housing Assistance

  • Downpayment Home Buying Assistance
  • New Construction Housing
  • Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation

Business Loan Opportunities

  • Low Interest Loans for Gap Financing
  • Business Planning Assistance
  • Incentive Loans to Locate or Expand
  • Technical Assistance

Clients of the Organization: Please view our member page at http://nenedd.org/members.html for a complete list of the clients we serve.

Service Area: Northeast Nebraska

Consultant: Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
Contact: Thomas L. Higginbotham, Jr.
Address: 111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, NE 68701
Phone: (402) 379-1150
Fax: (402) 379-9207
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Website: www.nenedd.org

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Olsson Associates

Services: Olsson Associates, ranked number 154 on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms, employs nearly 600 staff members who provide civil, surveying, structural, water/wastewater, power electrical, automation and technology, land development, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental, water resources, geotechnical, construction observation, GIS, mapping, traffic, transportation, intelligent transportation systems, airport consulting, specialty lighting, mechanical/electrical, and public involvement services. Our staff consists of highly trained professional and technical personnel with broad experience in all phases of engineering design and construction phase services.

Office Locations: The company headquarters is in Lincoln, Nebraska. Additional offices are located in Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Omaha, La Vista, South Sioux City, and Scottsbluff, Nebraska; Denver, Grand Junction, and Golden, Colorado; Phoenix, Chandler, and Tucson, Arizona; Kansas City, Joplin, and Springfield, Missouri; Overland Park and Manhattan, Kansas; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Sioux City and Des Moines, Iowa. Olsson Associates can be found on the Web at www.oaconsulting.com.

Contact: Kelli Kramer
Address: 1111 Lincoln Mall
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 474-6311
Fax: (402) 474-5160
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Website: www.oaconsulting.com

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Panhandle Area Development District

Main Services Provided:

  • Community, economic development and housing research and planning
  • Zoning and subdivision ordinance preparation
  • Grant writing and grant administration
  • GIS mapping
  • Census data center and statistical research and analysis
  • Information clearinghouse for community and economic development programs

Clients of the Organization: Our clients include panhandle local governments, local development organizations, and the general public.

Service Area: The eleven panhandle counties, which include the following: Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, and Sioux.

Contact: Jerrod Haberman, Executive Director
Address: 1432 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: (308) 436-6584
Fax: (308) 436-6577
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Web Site: http://nepadd.com/

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RDG Planning & Design

General Information:
RDG maintains major offices in Omaha and Des Moines, and provides a wide variety of design and planning services. RDG serves national markets in the design of retirement communities and sports and recreation facilities, and is a regional leader in urban design, downtown and housing planning, comprehensive planning, and enhancement of transportation corridors. RDG was formed in 1989 and since that time the Community and Regional Planning group has worked in over 300 large and small communities across the Midwest.

RDG offers a special expertise in community planning and creative problem solving. Our mission is to creatively influence life for the better through purpose-driven design. We believe in applying new ways of thinking and innovative approaches to the preparation of plans that address community and regional issues. At the same time, plan recommendations must be based upon a realistic assessment of the practicality of implementation. The resultant product, as evidenced by our numerous successful planning efforts, is an innovative plan with an emphasis upon implementation.

We offer our clients a dynamic and talented staff of professionals who follow through from the first stages of planning to the last stages of implementation.

Main Services Provided:

Planning
  • Comprehensive Community Planning
  • County Planning
  • Redevelopment Planning
  • Housing Planning and Research
  • Neighborhood Planning
  • Land Development Regulations
  • Recreation and Resource Planning
  • Trail Planning
  • Transit Planning
  • Environmental Planning
  • Site Selection
  • Downtown Planning
  • Zoning and Annexation Studies
  • Transportation System Planning
  • Campus Master Planning
Creative Problem Solving
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Planning
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Community Visioning
  • Participatory Planning Processes
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Analysis, Evaluation, and Selection
Pre-Project Services
  • Historic Renovation Evaluation and Planning
  • Programming of Space Needs and Relationships
  • Space Forecasting
  • Existing Facility Surveys
  • Tenant Leasing Consultation
  • Furnishings Inventories
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning
  • Site Evaluation and Selection
Architectural Services
  • Site Analysis
  • Full Design Services
  • Construction Documents and Specifications
  • Bidding or Negotiated Pricing
  • Administration of Construction Contract
  • Construction Site Observation
Land Planning and Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Public Streetscape Design
  • Park & Recreation Design
  • Transportation Enhancements
  • Campus Design
  • Public and Private Design Guidelines
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Vehicular and Pedestrian Connections
  • Graphics, Signage, and Wayfinding Systems
Post-Project Services
  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Contact: Amy A. Haase, AICP
Address: 900 Farnam on the Mall, Suite 100
Omaha, Nebraska 68102-5089
Phone: 402.392.0133
Fax: 402.392.0413
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Website: www.rdgusa.com

The Schemmer Associates Inc.

General Information:
The Schemmer Associates was founded in 1959 in Omaha, and has offices in Lincoln, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Schemmer provides all planning and design services in-house, including community and regional planning, facility assessments, architecture, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil/site engineering, land planning, landscape architecture, geotechnical engineering, surveying, traffic studies, roadway and bridge planning and design, facilities program management and construction contract administration services.

Planning and Economic Development Services Provided

  • Studies
    • Comprehensive plans
    • Economic development plans & strategies
    • Zoning and subdivision regulations
    • Disaster mitigation plans
    • Downtown studies & revitalization plans
    • Housing needs assessments
    • Neighborhood plans
    • Strategic planning
    • Transportation plans
  • Development Services
    • Economic development recruitment/retention assistance
    • Community marketing for economic development
    • On-call planning and economic development services
  • Grant Writing
  • GIS Services

Clients of the Organization

  • Municipalities
  • Counties
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Private sector

Service Area

  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • South Dakota

Contact: Bruce Fountain, AICP, EDFP
Address: 1044 N. 115th Street, Ste 300
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: (402) 493-4800
Fax: (402) 493-7951
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Website: www.schemmer.com

Southeast Nebraska Development District

Organizational Information: The SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (SENDD) is a multi-county economic development organization authorized by the U.S. Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration (EDA). This voluntary association of counties and municipalities was formed under the Interlocal Cooperation Act to identify common problems, their solutions and to provide continuing support for efficient and effective government among its members and encourages cooperation between local government officials, community based organizations and the private sector. A Board of Directors represented by elected officials, businesses, economic development organizations and regional stakeholders makes policy decisions and sets direction for the organization.

Originally created as the Vision-17 Areawide Planning Agency in 1974, merging with the Southeast Nebraska Council of Governments (SENCOG) in 1982 and expanding into 7-new counties in 2005, SENDD membership currently includes the following 15 counties, and many of the 139 municipalities of Cass, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, and York Counties.

Main Services Provided:

  • General Governmental Contact and Liaison: Federal and State Agencies
  • Grant Writing: Governmental grant and loan programs, including: USDA-RD, CDBG, WR&RIG, DOR, NEO, LWCF, NLC, EDA, etc. as well as private foundations including: Peter Kiewit, U.S. West, RWJ and Coryell. The value of funded projects exceeds $422.5 million.
  • Business & Industry Financing: SENDD has financial resources in two revolving loan funds (IRP-RLF and RBEG-RLF) which are utilized to make direct loans to new and expanding small business concerns within member political subdivisions. In addition, SENDD currently manages a total of 12 single and multi-community locally capitalized revolving loan funds under special services contracts with those political subdivisions. Project development totals exceed $287.5 million with job generation with approximately 3,829 jobs created or retained. Staff also has knowledge of SBA 504 Loans, SBA 7-A Loan Guarantees and Economic Development CDBG packaging, etc.
  • Grant Administration: SENDD has assisted in the development of over 904 successful grant and loan applications since 1980, and when needed has aided with their administration.
  • Housing Rehabilitation Program Management: Successful completion of Residential and Rental Rehabilitation programs with over 1,815 separate units with a total value of over $77.3 million.
  • Special Studies/Plans: Housing Needs Assessment/Marketing Studies, Community Assessment Studies/Surveys, Household Income Surveys, Workforce Availability Studies, etc.
  • Financial Packaging: Business loan projects for expansion of existing and development of new businesses for assistance through CDBG, USDA-RD and SBA resources. In providing these services, SENDD has assisted communities and counties in successfully completing an array of infrastructure projects; water distribution systems including storage and supply, storm sewer systems, sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems, street paving, flood and erosion control, solid waste management systems, recycling programs, community and/or senior centers, park and recreation development, rehabilitation of homes and other affordable housing projects, etc. Business financing and packaging projects have also assisted in creating and/or retaining over 3,800 jobs within SENDD member communities and counties.

Service Area:

  • The counties and almost all of the municipalities of Cass, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, and York.

Lincoln Office
Contact: Dave Taladay
Address: 2631 "O" Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 475-2560
Fax: (402) 475-2794
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Website: sendd.org

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T.C. Engineering Inc.

Main Services Provided: Services provided include engineering surveys, road design, water well design, wastewater treatment, industrial treatment, storm water surveys, sanitary sewer design, storm sewer design, recreation needs, solid waste design including transfer stations, construction demolition waste cells, and regulatory review with owners.

Clients of the Organization:

Richard Nosky & Associates of North Platte, Nebraska Union Pacific Railroad of Omaha, Nebraska
Franzoy/Corey Engineering of Phoenix, Arizona Fishpro of Indiana
Snyder Engineering of Columbus, Nebraska Sall Engineering of Holdrege, Nebraska
The Engineering Company of Ft. Collins, Colorado U.S.P.C.I. of Fort Collins, Colorado
Burlington Northern Engineering Division Bridgeport Irrigation District, Nebraska
Perkins County, Nebraska Lincoln County, Nebraska
Grant County, Nebraska McPherson County, Nebraska
Nebraska Dept. of Roads Woodward-Clyde Consultants
Dana-Larson-Roubal of Omaha, Nebraska Nebraska Public Power District
City of Superior, Nebraska City of Arapahoe, Nebraska
City of North Platte, Nebraska City of McCook, Nebraska
City of Grant, Nebraska City of Imperial, Nebraska
City of Wray, Colorado Village of Merna, Nebraska
Village of Anselmo, Nebraska Village of Sutherland, Nebraska
Village of Elsie, Nebraska Village of Venango, Nebraska
Village of Hershey, Nebraska Village of Maywood, Nebraska
Village of Moorefield, Nebraska Village of Wellfleet, Nebraska
Village of Big Springs, Nebraska Village of Brule, Nebraska
North Platte Airport Authority Gothenburg Airport Authority
Hooker County Airport Village of Arnold, Nebraska
Village of Eustis, Nebraska Village of Potter, Nebraska
City of Lexington, Nebraska City of Curtis, Nebraska

Service Area: Service area extends throughout Western Nebraska and Eastern Colorado.

Contact: Tom Werblow, PE
Address: 520 East Francis Street
P.O. Box 832
North Platte, NE 69103
Phone: (308) 534-9245
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