Public Involvement

EPR’s public involvement services help our clients to facilitate the exchange of ideas so that projects combine good planning practices, efficient use of resources and thoughtful consideration of community stakeholder interests.

It is our goal to assist our public agencies and private-sector clients in avoiding the costly effects of unresolved issues and problems within communities. Through needs assessments and forums that allow issues to be identified, we work to ensure the involvement of key stakeholders at a level that encourages the development of mutually acceptable solutions which promote citizen ownership.

EPR’s staff has had direct experience in developing and executing public involvement plans that involve environmental justice groups. These opportunities have taught staff that direct and consistent coordination with local residents and businesses is an important aspect of any study. For environmental justice groups, additional interest must be paid to certain aspects of public involvement. Often times, familiarity with nontraditional media outlets, as well as the ability to communicate with neighborhood or social leaders, is an advantage.

Projects

Pinestead-Longleaf PD&E
EPR was a part of the public involvement team for a proposed 2-mile bypass PD&E study.

I-10 Avalon Corridor Study
EPR was a part of the public involvement team for the I-10 Corridor Study in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Florida.

Airway Drainage & Sidewalk Design
EPR was the public involvement coordinator for the Airway Sidewalk and Drainage Improvement Project in Escambia County, Florida.

Creation of a Neighborhood Improvement Plan
EPR was the public involvement coordinator for the Pinestead-Longleaf Neighborhood Improvement Project in Escambia County, Florida.

PD&E Study for a Realigned Intersection
EPR was part of the public involvement team for a proposed intersection realignment study.

PD&E Study for a Realigned Corridor
EPR was a part of the public involvement team for a proposed corridor realignment.

Construction Notification Services – W Street
EPR developed a public outreach program that was formulated to address the public’s issues and concerns regarding the W Street Construction Project.

Park Planning Process
EPR led, managed and coordinated the Wedgewood Community in a successful effort to conceptually design the neighborhood park for the proposed community center.

Wedgewood Community Center Management Training and Planning
EPR is providing technical assistance and training to assist a new non-profit community-based organization in managing a 15,000-square-foot community center and park.

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