Gary Mitchell, FAICP


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FAICP Statement

Gary Mitchell is a foremost practitioner—and enthusiastic proponent—of comprehensive planning in an era of specialization. His 40-plus plans have yielded transformative results for communities, including much-needed infrastructure financing (Amarillo, Texas); new zoning strategies that spurred downtown/corridor redevelopment (Bellaire, Texas); and management tools for an edge community poised to grow from 1,100 to 140,000 (Fulshear, Texas). A St. Louis-area plan merited the APA Illinois Daniel Burnham Award for unifying a highly politicized community (Belleville, Illinois). A path to new transit and transit-oriented development (Chicago south suburbs), large-scale annexations (Bryan, Texas), and a rejuvenated Old Town (Lewisville, Texas) demonstrate his versatility.

Professional Biography

Gary Mitchell, AICP, President of Kendig Keast Collaborative, has 27 years of community planning experience at the city, county and regional levels since 1989. Over his career, he has completed a variety of plans and special studies addressing: land use, transportation, growth management and annexation, housing, economic development, infrastructure, community facilities, public services, bicycle/pedestrian circulation, parking, downtowns, neighborhoods, special districts, environmental and cultural resources, park systems and trail networks, historic preservation, urban design, and transit-supportive station area planning. His portfolio includes more than 40 comprehensive plans -- in communities ranging from 2,000 to 200,000 people -- with consulting engagements completed in 14 states.