Community. Conservation. Collaboration. Communication.
Planning for real people and places.
Cedar Creek Sustainable Planning Services is committed to facilitating growth that values community character and natural assets while thoughtfully envisioning the future.
The principal, Lee Ann Walling, has a unique mix of expertise as a planner, strategic thinker and communicator. She is Delaware’s first LEED Accredited Professional with the Neighborhood Development specialty (LEED AP ND) and also earned the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenace (O+M) specialty. She also has a substantive professional background in communications as a former journalist and certified web and graphic designer. And she has leadership and political experience at the highest levels of state government.
As the former Chief of Planning for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, she understands the value of well planned communities and development and the implications for our land, air, water and habitat.
Here is a a one-page synopsis of her resume and approach.
Lee Ann completed three days of certification training with the National Charrette Institute in January 2016.
The promise of Laurel, Delaware
Lee Ann is doing extensive work with the Town of Laurel, including a full update of the town’s comprehensive plan in 2016. She recently compiled and submitted the town’s extensive application for a Downtown Development District, working with town officials, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to put together a compelling plan.
A report she completed for the University of Delaware’s Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative details how the town can grow while meeting federal water quality standards for Broad Creek, which flows to the Nanticoke River and Chesapeake Bay. The work is chronicled on an interactive website she designed and launched.