The future belongs to those who plan for it.

Great, livable communities don’t just happen—they’re created. 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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Who says you can’t go home…

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Planning NEXT has been selected by Premier Health and the University of Dayton to develop a vision for 38 acres on South Main Street, the former home of the Montgomery County…

One Decatur community continues to move forward together

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The draft One Decatur comprehensive plan has been unveiled! Approximately 250 people turned out to view the draft plan at an Open House last week. Participants were able to view boards about the...

GroveCity2050 wins award from APA-Ohio

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We are pleased to announce that GroveCity2050 has been honored with an award from the American Planning Association’s Ohio Chapter! The award recognizes GroveCity2050 for Comprehensive Planning (Small Jurisdiction) and…

Congratulations Sarah and Kyle!

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Congratulations to two integral members of the Planning NEXT family! Sarah Bongiorno, LEED AP BD+C and Kyle May, AICP have been recognized for their significant contributions, dedication, and service to…

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