Planning & Development

WBK’s Planning & Development group provides land planning and engineering services to both the public and private sectors specializing in land entitlements, land development design, and engineering. Our project portfolio features a range of clients from international corporations and some of the country’s largest home-builders to many of Chicagoland’s local municipalities, offering a broad range of high quality land planning and engineering services specific to the needs of each individual client.

Our team of versatile professionals possess the all-in-one, in-house ability to transform your site from open field to thriving place. Our staff includes a multi-talented team of planners, designers, and engineers whose collaborative efforts offer attainable solutions to land development challenges.

Our team works closely with our clients and local municipalities to outline a process for achieving their overall development goals. While respecting the processes and procedures of the locations we work and through engagement with local staff, stakeholders, and neighbors our work results in the real-world, built examples of places we enjoy on a daily basis.

The services we provide fall in the following major categories:

  • Land Use Planning
  • Entitlements and Coordination
  • Zoning and Planned Developments
  • Master Planned Communities
  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Corridor Plans
  • Park Planning
  • Traditional Neighborhood Design
  • Transit-Oriented Development
  • Urban Design and Streetscapes
  • Design Guidelines
  • Graphic Assistance
  • Mapping Services
  • 3D Renderings and Project Visualization
  • Public Hearings and Litigation Support
  • Zoning Administration
  • Site Analysis and Due-Diligence
  • Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Site Development
  • Cost Estimating
  • Engineering Construction Documents
  • Wastewater and Water System Models
  • IEPA Utility Permitting
  • IDNR Flood Permitting