land use and environmental planning

Helping Communities Realize their Vision

H2M’s Land Use and Environmental Planning group is made up of a team of highly experienced and talented planners whose mission is to create lasting community assets. We assist our clients with direction to obtain opportunities to promote appropriate development and quality of life, and to remove obstacles to solving complex land use issues. H2M develops plans, policies, codes, and regulations that provide clear intent and strategies to achieve community vision. With expertise that spans rural, suburban, and urban settings, our Planning group can provide long-term, community-centered solutions you can depend on.

H2M’s environmental planners are experts in SEQRA procedure compliance and documentation preparation. We work with our engineers and architects to integrate environmental considerations into project planning to provide solutions that advance our client’s project goals while remaining protective of the environment.

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Jeffrey L. Janota, P.P., AICP

Department Manager, Land Use Planning

Mr. Janota has over 23 years of experience as an urban and environmental planner and development consultant. He has directed, managed, and assisted with a wide range of planning for local Governments, State and Federal Agencies, development companies, and individual landowners.

His approach to planning and development emphasizes the integration of good urban planning and design with sound economics by understanding the needs of the client and the market. Mr. Janota continues to take the group to new levels, with various community centered projects providing master planning, redevelopment visioning, transit studies, and land use board representation.

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Constance M. Vavilis

Senior Environmental Planner

With more than 15 years of environmental planning experience, Ms. Vavilis is adept at managing environmental reviews for complex projects. She identifies potential environmental issues and permitting requirements early in the planning process, so projects can remain on schedule while maintaining compliance with all environmental regulations.

Ms. Vavilis’ work for private and public clients involves the preparation of Environmental Assessment Forms, Expanded Environmental Analyses, and Environmental Impact Statements. She also manages H2M interdisciplinary teams and environmental specialist subconsultants as needed for environmental planning work. Her work has involved analyses of environmental issues such as coastal resiliency, coastal zone consistency, water and sewer infrastructure, stormwater management, visual resources, noise and air quality, wetlands protection, and groundwater management and protection.

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  • Land Use Planning and Zoning
  • Comprehensive Master Planning
  • Redevelopment Studies and Plans
  • Affordable Housing Plans
  • Community Engagement
  • Feasibility Studies and Concept Plans
  • Environmental Permitting
  • GIS Mapping and Analysis
  • Municipal Board Representation
  • Professional Private Testimony
  • Urban Design and Visual Simulations
  • Transportation Planning and Traffic Analysis
  • SEQRA, City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
  • Environmental Assessment Forms and Environmental Impact Statements
  • Municipal SEQRA/CEQR/NEPA Review and Support
  • Coastal Zone Consistency/ Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Assessments
  • Natural Resources Assessments


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