Project Types

LandConcepts helps clients to solve a broad spectrum of land use problems. These projects range in scale from sites less than one to hundreds of acres. The scope of the work also varies from in depth site analysis and conceptual plans to final design, permitting, and construction oversight.

Major categories of project are:

Normandy Farms


Upper Dublin Township Complex Landscape


East Oreland Park


Upper Dublin Trail System


Upper Dublin Memory Garden


Jarrett Nature Center Restored Pond


Monarch Court at King's College


O'Connor Fountain at King's College


River Crest Golf Club


Golf Safety Plan


Carson Valley Athletic Fields


Wild Flower Garden


Upper Dublin Rain Garden
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Land Planning & Site Design

The scope of these projects is very broad and focuses on the reuse of developed land, land conservation plans, and sensitive use of new land. Key to every assignment is an understanding of the environmentally sound plan that can be implemented.

  • Princeton Community Master Plan, NJ
  • Princeton Township and Borough Planning Site Plan/Zoning Reviews, NJ
  • Normandy Farm Conference Center Master Plan, Blue Bell, PA
    * 2004 Montgomery County Outstanding Land Development Award
  • Erdenheim Farm Preservation Plan, Lafayette Hill, PA
  • Dixon Meadow Preserve Design, Lafayette Hill, PA
  • Ambler Saving Bank New Main Branch Site Design & Approvals, Ambler, PA
  • East Oreland Neighborhood Park Plan & Design, Oreland, PA
  • Karamoor Farm Winery Site Design & Permitting, Whitemarsh Township, PA
  • Oak Lane Estates Plan, Blue Bell, PA
  • Dresher Overlay Ordinance, Upper Dublin Township, PA
  • Veteran’s Memorial at Miles Park, Lafayette Hill, PA
  • Legacy at The Paper Mill Community Master Plan and Zoning, Sinking Springs, PA
  • Saw Mill Run PUD/Master Plan, Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, PA
  • Village Square Commercial Zoning District, Blue Bell, PA
  • French Creek Golf Course Permitting, Chester County, PA
  • Third Street Gateway Study, Easton, PA
  • Upper Dublin Township Landscape Plan Reviews, PA
  • LaMott Historic District Plan, Cheltenham, PA
  • Walbridge Farm Preservation Easement Trail, Springhouse, PA
  • Vistas at Countryside & Riverside New Communities, Union Township, PA

Park, Open Space & Trail Plans

Plans for park and recreational facilities are a regular part of our assignments. We plan and design new parks and trails and prepare management and rehab plans for existing facilities. Our work focuses on preserving public and private open spaces considering linkages and contiguity.

  • Upper Dublin Twp Open Space Plan 2005, Ft Washington, PA
  • Whitpain Township Trail System Master Plan, Blue Bell, PA
  • Morris Arboretum Woodland Trail (Penns Woods), Philadelphia, PA
  • Kohler Park Master Site Plan/Phase 1 Improvement Design, Horsham, PA
  • Wings Field/Narcissa Road Trail Design, Blue Bell, PA
  • Willistown-Malvern Greenway Master Plan, PA
  • Rose Valley Preserve Land Management Plan, Ambler, PA
  • Harriett Wetherill Park Conservation & Management Plan, Plymouth Township, PA
  • Wentz Run Park Stream Crossing (Stepping Stones), Blue Bell, PA
  • Upper Dublin Trail/Pathway Master Plan and Phase 1 Design, Ft Washington, PA
  • Crestmont & Evergreen Manor Parks Improvement Plans, Willow Grove, PA
  • Ardsley Wildlife Sanctuary Master Plan, Ardsley, PA
  • Sheeleigh Park Sport Court Renovation Design, Ambler, PA
  • WVWA Green Ribbon Trail Stream Crossing Design, Ambler, PA
  • Liberty Bell Trail Feasibility Study, Bucks & Montgomery, PA
  • Mondauk Common Land Management Plan, Upper Dublin Township, PA
  • Bushkill Creek Corridor Enhancement Study, Easton, PA
  • Sandy Run Park Master Plan, Springfield Township, PA
  • Veterans Memorial Part Land Management Plan, Ambler, PA
  • Crestmont Area Recreational Pathway Design, Abington, PA
  • Willistown Conservation Trust Stream Crossings (Stepping Stones), Willistown, PA

College and Institution Master Plans

Our work with institutions commonly addresses expansion needs and the efficient utilization of existing facilities, buildings space, and land to meet changing demands and institutional missions. We objectively evaluate the resources, needs, and cost-effective options to best meet change.

  • Muhlenberg College Land Use Plan, Allentown, PA
  • Haverford College Stream Bank Restoration Plan, Haverford, PA
  • King's College Master Plan & Update, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Misericordia University Master Plan Update, Dallas, PA
  • Wm. Jeanes Library Expansion Site Design, Whitemarsh, PA
  • Limerick Elementary School Outdoor Classroom Design, Limerick, PA
  • Evans Elementary School Nature Center Master Plan, Limerick, PA
  • Saucon Valley Environmental Education Center Master Plan, Lower Saucon, PA
  • Upper Dublin High School Master Plan, Fort Washington, PA
  • Jarrett Nature Center Master Plan, Hatboro-Horsham School District, PA
    * 2007 The Montgomery Awards – Excellence in Planning & Design
  • Lower Gwynedd Elementary School Nature Center Master Plan, Wissahickon School District, PA
  • Duke University Forest Resources Plan, Durham, NC †
  • Franklin & Marshall Master Plan, Lancaster, PA †
  • Lafayette College Facilities Master Plan, Easton, PA
† Completed prior to LandConcepts

Golf Course Layout and Community Plans

Our golf course work includes the layout and routing plans for new and existing courses and plans for support facilities ranging from infrastructure to clubhouses. Many assignments incorporate housing or office development as an integral component of the planned development.

  • Talamore at Oak Terrace Course/Community Plan, Horsham, PA
    * Montgomery County Land Development Award
  • Commonwealth National Country Club Master Plan, Horsham, PA
    * Montgomery County Land Development Award
  • Bellewood Golf Course, Pottstown, PA
  • River Crest Golf Course & Community Plan, Phoenixville, PA
    * 2008 Montgomery County Land Development Award
  • Saint Anne's Golf Course & Community Plan, Middleton, DE
  • Blue Bell Country Club Master Plan, PA
  • Innsicrone Country Club, Avondale, PA
  • Ballenisle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Saw Mill Run Golf Course, Penn Forest, PA
  • French Creek Golf Course Permitting, Chester, PA
  • Worcester Country Club, Worcester, PA
  • Odessa National Golf Course, Odessa, DE
  • Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Stream Corridor Restoration/Crossings, Lafayette Hill, PA
  • Jasna Palna Golf Course Zoning, Princeton, NJ
  • Frankford Torresdale Golf Course Improvement Design, Philadelphia, PA

Athletic Field Design

Our athletic field design work addresses the needs for new and reconstructed fields and to improve the quality and maintenance of existing fields. Our knowledge of orientation, facility overlap, grading, drainage, soils, lighting, and turf (natural & artificial) requirements have resulted in excellent fields that are sustainable for years.

  • Sport Park (SPARK) Artificial Turf Fields Design & Construction, Ft. Washington, PA
  • Carson Valley School Fields, Flourtown, PA
  • Mount St. Joseph´s Academy Fields, Springfield, PA
  • Center Square Park Field Complex Plan & Design, Blue Bell, PA
  • PenBryn Park Field Redesign Plan, Glenside, PA
  • Hallowell Park Field Redesign Plan, Jenkintown, PA
  • Sandy Run Middle School Field Redesign Plan, Oreland, PA
  • LaSalle College High School Fields, Cheltenham, PA
  • Jean McInaw Field Redesign, Maple Glen, PA
  • Field of Dreams Field Reconstruction, Ft. Washington, PA
  • Camphill & Highland Athletic Complex Plan Update, Ft. Washington, PA
  • Bub Farm Recreation Use Study, Ft. Washington, PA
  • Lafayette College Metzgar Fields Study, PA

Landscape Design

Most of our work is large-scale design and emphasizes an excellent knowledge of appropriate horticulture. We seek creative and thematic designs that incorporate plant materials, hardscape, lighting, and site furnishings that respect the site conditions, are aesthetic with seasonal interest, and are low–maintenance and sustainable.

  • Brown Memorial Park, Skippack, PA
  • Monarch Court Plaza, King´s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • O’Connor Fountain, King’s College, PA
  • Prophecy Creek Park Pond Restoration, Blue Bell, PA
  • Blue Bell Run Stormwater Basin Retrofit, Blue Bell, PA
  • Lewis Lane Stormwater Basin Retrofit, Blue Bell, PA
  • Chadwick Place Basin Naturalization, Worcester, PA
  • Upper Dublin Township Municipal Complex, PA
  • Skippack Township Municipal Building, PA
  • Normandy Farm Conference Center Landscape, Blue Bell, PA
  • Jarrett Nature Center Pond Restoration Design, Horsham, PA
  • Jarrett Nature Center Boardwalk, Rain Garden, Stepping Stones & Dock Design, PA
  • Kreisheim Estate Restoration, Chestnut Hill, PA
  • WVWA Waterfowl Preserve Streetscape, Ambler, PA
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Street Tree Project, Oreland, PA
  • Upper Dublin School District Tree Replacement Plan, PA
  • The Enclave at Evansburg, Stormwater Basin Naturalization Design, Collegeville, PA
  • Station Square Streetscape Design, Ambler, PA
  • Saint Anne’s Golf Course Community Entrance Design, DE
  • Upper Dublin Memory Garden, PA
  • Franklin Corporate Center, Warminster, PA
  • Wing’s Field Buffer Enhancement Plan, Blue Bell, PA
  • Hatfield Point Shopping Center, Hatfield, PA
  • Hatfield Quality Meats Warehouse Expansion, Hatfield, PA

Expert Witness

Over the years of practice in design, planning and implementation, we have developed an expertise in many areas related to land use. This expertise has qualified us to provided expert testimony in a variety of venues on matters related to land use, planning, zoning, design and construction.

  • Federal Court
  • Montgomery County Court
  • Delaware County Court
  • Chester County Court
  • Municipal Zoning Hearing Boards (PA and NJ)

Project References

Kurt Baker
Director, Parks & Recreation
Whitpain Township
610-277-2400
Website
Roman Pronczak, P.E.
Manager, Whitpain Township
215-277-2400
Carl Atkinson, Ed. D.
Assistant Superintendent
Springfield School District
215 233-6000
Dennis Miranda
Executive Director
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Assoc.
215-646-8866
Website
E.F. Hansen
Hansen Development
215-616-8200
Robert V. Kiser, P.E.
Princeton Township Engineer
609-921-7077
Website
Paul A. Leonard
Manager
Upper Dublin Township
215-643-1600, Ext. 3219
Website
David M. Weber
Director of Curriculum
Hatboro-Horsham SD
215-672-5660
Website
Derek Dureka
Director, Parks & Recreation
Upper Dublin Township
215-643-1600, Ext. 3239
Website
Paul Meyer
Director, Morris Arboretum
University of Pennsylvania
215-247-5777
Website
S. Kathleen Brabson, SJS
President
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
215-233-3177
Beth Pilling
Open Space Administrator
Montgomery County Planning Commission
610-278-3738
Website
Kimberly Sheppard
Executive Director
Whitemarsh Foundation
610-828-5351
Website
Douglas Wendell
Director, Parks & Recreation
Abington Township
215.576.5213
Website
Jeffrey Wert, P.E.
Metz Engineers
215-855-3111
Website
Susan Lohoefer
Facilities & Community Affairs
Upper Dublin School District
215-643-8800 x 8994
Tony Gustaitus
Greens Superintendent
Whitemarch Valley Country Club
William Walker
Manager
Horsham Township
215-643-3131
William Hartman
Director of Stewardship
Willistown Conservation Trust
610-353-2562
Christopher Canavan
Director of Land Acquistion & Development
W.B. Homes, Inc.
215-699-0800