Residential projects come in all shapes and sizes. Whether single-family neighborhoods, multifamily apartment complexes, senior living communities, or other developments, each present their own challenges that must be overcome for a successful result.

Challenges such as permitting, site selection, public support, traffic or parking plans, drainage, or environmental issues can sideline your residential development project. Kimley-Horn’s proven experience can help mitigate these issues and more. Our collaborative process with multidisciplinary teams can streamline your processes, resulting in a more integrated and effective development.

As one of the nation’s top residential engineering design and planning firms, our team can streamline your process and reduce your costs by providing a one-stop shop for: 

We can design communities around your specifications to make sure we maximize the yield from your site.

With extensive garden style, urban high rise, and midrise podium and wrap experience, we think like an owner to optimize density and site efficiency. Kimley-Horn’s visionary community designs bring functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics to residents and the surrounding neighborhood. Let Kimley-Horn help reduce your costs and leave more money for landscaping and amenities that impress residents and help assets retain long-term value.

From accessibility to special ADA concerns, Kimley-Horn understands that senior living communities require specific knowledge. We understand the different levels of care that communities provide to their residents—from minimal daily interactions to around-the-clock care—and the impact that can have on development needs. We have experience with independent living communities, assisted living communities, skilled nursing communities, and more. Our professionals can help you:

  • Select a site that suits your community needs
  • Shorten permitting times
  • Design or improve ADA compliance and improve accessibility and experience for residents, staff, and visitors
  • Reduce the required parking spaces for your community

Our build-to-rent teams across the nation have honed their skills in overcoming jurisdictional hurdles and heightening community confidence around this new form of rental living. We coordinate with land planners, local officials, and community stakeholders to take projects from concept to completion.

Kimley-Horn brings a long history of navigating the extensive application process, hard deadlines, and unique requirements for affordable housing projects. We have worked on dozens of alternative housing, low-income, and HUD-funded projects throughout the U.S., successfully guiding clients through intricate funding and certification requirements for grants, loans, economic development funding, and sustainable design certification programs.

Resourcefulness and Attention to Detail

Kimley-Horn’s breadth of services allows you to save time and money, as well as benefit from the synergies that a one-stop shop can provide. Our engineers, planners, and environmental scientists are renowned for our resourcefulness and attention to detail through all stages of the residential development process. Let Kimley-Horn make sure that what you build leaves an impression that makes the grade.

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