Carron’s work includes strategic plans for large land holdings, concepts and entitlement strategies for new communities, and revitalization plans designed to capture the best of small cities. In between, she loves the challenge of zoning codes.
She’s worked with some clients for decades, and while no one wants to name a favorite project, having a client bring 11,000 acres for a “tell us what we should do” and then seeing it evolve from initial sketches to include a new university, research center, regional mall, and golf course was very special.
Another project included a nine-county ULI Reality Check with 330 participants and 115 volunteers. Her Florida, North Carolina, and Dakota projects have usually included hands-on community involvement using keypad polling, interactive exhibits, and charrettes.
To Carron, the best part of these projects has always been solving the puzzles—what makes the community tick; what does the client really need. Then she crafts the approach that fits.