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.


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.


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. We help communities understand and embrace their physical character and develop character-enhancing plans that don’t just sit on a shelf. 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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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.


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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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Cary Takes Online Engagement to a New Level

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Imagine Cary is approaching the finish line! In this three-year planning process to create a new Community Plan for the Town of Cary, North Carolina, community engagement has been at…


Horizon’s 2026 Plan touted as “one of the best”

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Greenville, North Carolina is one step closer to adopting the Horizons 2026 Comprehensive Plan. During July’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Tom Weitnauer, the city’s Chief Planner presented the draft…


Grove City Gearing-Up for Growth

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The GroveCity2050 initiative is currently underway! Facilitated by Planning NEXT, the GroveCity2050 planning process will utilize the findings of MORPC’s insight2050 to update the City’s policies, ordinances and regulations in…

Planning NEXT Team Takes on the MORPC Commuter Challenge

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  Thank you to the MORPC #CommuterChallenge for inspiring us to make an extra effort to make sustainable-mode commutes during the month of June! Over 50% of our staff’s total…

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