The future belongs to
those who plan for it.

Great, livable communities don’t just happen—they’re created.
On purpose, for a purpose. We bring people together with a
shared sense of purpose and place to create enduring and
prosperous communities.

We’re now planning NEXT.

Like the communities we help, we have to plan for the future, too.
We’re still a company of curious, civic-minded people dedicated
to listening, hearing and the pursuit what's possible. You knew us as
ACP Visioning + Planning. Now just think of us as planning NEXT.

Ideas without a plan are only a wish.

Prosperous places are best shaped by the character of the community
and the people who live there. That’s why we seek the inspiration and ideas
of everyday citizens. We listen. We hear. We develop comprehensive
action plans that don’t just sit on a shelf. Instead we move
communities toward what’s NEXT.

Moving communities toward what’s NEXT.

Whether maintaining momentum, steering the future or completely altering a trajectory, we cultivate a shared vision and develop a well-founded action plan.

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Creating your tomorrow
starts with listening today.

For us, getting people to the proverbial table isn’t nicety or mere formality. It’s about truly starting a productive, community-wide conversation. It’s about listening—and hearing. It’s about receiving input and ideas that lead to action about what to keep and what to change. It’s how we help move communities forward to planning NEXT.

The future holds the greatest thing: possibility.

Our work represents what we believe. At the core of every enduring community is a planned future mindful of people, place and character.

Competitiveness and Viability Study / Dublin, Ohio

Competitiveness and Viability Study / Dublin, Ohio

Community Plan / Cary, North Carolina

Community Plan / Cary, North Carolina

Vision and Action Plan / City of Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana

Vision and Action Plan / City of Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana

Character Framework / Grandview Heights, Ohio

Character Framework / Grandview Heights, Ohio

One City, One Vision / Anniston, Alabama

One City, One Vision / Anniston, Alabama

Land Use Framework / Grove City, Ohio

Land Use Framework / Grove City, Ohio

East Franklinton Creative Community Neighborhood Plan, Columbus, Ohio

East Franklinton Creative Community Neighborhood Plan, Columbus, Ohio

Vision Plan / Valparaiso, Indiana

Vision Plan / Valparaiso, Indiana

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Translate purpose into plan

Here are the stories of communities from Cary to Columbus to Valparaiso in which ideas become vision, vision becomes a plan, and plan becomes what’s NEXT.

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Imagine Westerville Online: Round 2

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Following from a very well received first phase of web-based public engagement for Imagine Westerville, a second phase has been launched as follow-up to the December 4 Community Choices Workshop….

An “extraordinary process”: City Council approves the ValpoNEXT Vision Plan

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Valparaiso City Council has approved the ValpoNEXT Vision Plan! A large number of community members turned out for the hearing and many spoke with glowing praise about the plan and the…

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Imagine Westerville Online

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Face-to-face communication is the heart of community-based planning. But as more of us spend more time online, we are using web-based tools to broaden our reach and to inspire creative…

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Open House brings planning for Columbia and Richland County into a new phase

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On November 5, a draft land use plan for the City of Columbia, SC was presented at an Open House. The land use plan for Columbia is part of PLAN TOGETHER,  a…

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