About

Karen Berchtold is an experienced urban planner with versatile skills. She’s known as an energetic problem solver who builds strong rapport with professionals, stakeholders, and clients. She is committed to addressing complex planning problems through careful study, comprehensive outreach, and prudent implementation. Through 11 years of planning in the public sector, she understands the organizational structure of planning departments, and need for coordination with engineering, building, and other municipal functions.

Specific areas of assistance include:

  • Land use planning: Site planning and design
  • Long-range planning: data collection and analysis; report preparation; public involvement coordination; and drafting of ordinances, policies, and standards
  • Transportation planning: site, corridor, area, and regional planning