Community. Collaboration. Creativity. Communication.
Planning for real people and places.
Cedar Creek Planning and Communications 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 has a rich 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.
Now an FAA-certified drone pilot: Lee Ann saw the potential of high-resolution aerial photography to help tell the story of a community and its assets. So she now owns a DJI Mavic Pro drone and earned her Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) certification from the FAA. Not your average planner skillset.
Lee Ann recently completed a 10-year update of Bridgeville’s comprehensive plan. She created a project website to keep the town’s residents informed and conducted an online survey to understand residents’ opinions about the town and growth.
The promise of Laurel, Delaware
Lee Ann did extensive work with the Town of Laurel, including a full update of the town’s comprehensive plan in 2016-17. She organized and submitted the town’s successful application for a Downtown Development District, working with town officials, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to put together a compelling plan.
Most recently, she prepared the Cascade story map shown above for the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation.
She also prepared and submitted a successful $500,000 Strong Neighborhoods Fund proposal to revitalize Laurel’s Old Town neighborhood; the project is a partnership with the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation Town of Laurel, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, and Milford Housing Development Corporation.
Most recently, she worked with state and town officials to craft a proposal to the General Assembly’s Capital Improvements (Bond Bill) Committee; it resulted in $450,000 to continue with The Ramble redevelopment project.