Collins & Schoettler provides professional services in the fields of city
and regional planning, environmental assessment, urban design and contract planning services. Associated professional
services include civil engineering, architecture and biological assessment.
Collins & Schoettler has served public agencies in the southern San
Joaquin Valley since 1982. The principal of the firm is Greg Collins. Mr. Collins has over 25 years of planning
experience. Sixteen of these years, Mr.Collins served on the Visalia City Council where he gained valuable experience in
the field of municipal affairs, including redevelopment, municipal finance, infrastructure planning and urban design.
The strength of Collins and Schoettler lies in three areas.
Preparation of planning documents - All cities and counties require planning documents
that provide for the long-term physical development of each jurisdiction. These planning documents include general plans,
specific plans, environmental impact reports and zoning ordinances. When preparing these documents, the objective of
Collins & Schoettler is to fashion a document that is "user friendly" - concise and clear language; numerous
illustrations, maps, and flow diagrams, and readable format.
Contract planning services - For small cities who cannot afford a full-time planner and for
larger cities and counties who require "one-time" planning assistance, Collins & Schoettler provides in-house
professional planning services. This service is all inclusive in that it includes processing of planning permits,
presentations before the Planning Commission and City Council or Board of Supervisors, preparation of resolutions and ordinances,
and other administrative duties associated with a planning department.
Valley experience - Collins & Schoettler has an extensive understanding of Valley affairs.
In addition to planning, Collins & Schoettler is knowledgeable in municipal, environmental, and land use matters.