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

Featured Projects

WBK completed design and zoning entitlements for Lincoln Valley on the Fox in North Aurora, Illinois. The proposed age-targeted neighborhood encompasses 100 acres of the former Fox Valley Country Club introducing 374 units, including traditional single-family, duplex, and attached townhomes. 

The WBK Land Development team has provided varying consulting services to Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) on a 325 acre property.  As the previous owner of the full 325 acre campus headquarters MSI, with CBRE, hired WBK to complete a campus assessment of existing conditions to facilitate transition from a single-user to a multi-user campus.  The campus’ infrastructure was mapped to begin the…

WBK was the lead designer of the Residences at Cuneo Mansion & Gardens, in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The proposed neighborhood consists of 128 single-family homes whose zoning and entitlements were granted during a complicated P.U.D. process which took over three years to complete.