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Palmer Ranch Master Plan

Creating outstanding neighborhoods uniquely integrated with nature

  • 7,002


  • 1.45M

    SF Commercial Use

  • Sarasota, Florida

    Sarasota, Florida

Through over 30 years of planning, Palmer Ranch has evolved into one of the premier master planned communities in the country

A project of this scale typically presents many challenges, but through creative planning and coordination, Stantec was able to anticipate issues and find the most appropriate solutions to enhance community cohesiveness and create outstanding neighborhoods uniquely integrated with nature. For example, the environmental systems plan established baseline information and strategies for stormwater management, floodplains, native habitats, rare and endangered species, and historical and archeological sites before the land use plans were developed. This green infrastructure system enhanced area-wide benefits for habitat management, regional stormwater systems, and water quality improvement.

A 7,002-acre master planned development, Palmer Ranch includes a mix of residential units, industrial uses, commercial and office uses, and recreational areas. There is a system of greenways and blueways which connect to a regional rails-to-trails network, linking to a state park, gulf beaches, and the downtown area of Venice. The project’s environmental systems plan has received national recognition and has been used as a model for environmental planning nationally.

At a Glance

2017 APWA, Arizona Chapter, Structures
2017 APWA, Southern AZ, Transportation
2016 ACEC of Arizona, Engineering Excellence
Meet Our Team

Diane Chadwick, Principal, Planning

I get tremendous satisfaction in team leadership and team building. This is especially true when working with large land holdings to assist clients in determining long-term development strategies and goals to reach the optimum potential for their land.

Frank Domingo, Senior Project Manager, Transportation

I see projects through the eyes of both the public and private sector.
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Jim Paulmann, Vice President, Discipline Leader, Community Development (Planning)

My wheelhouse is master planned communities; knowledge and understanding of their unique issues, and a background in creating positive outcomes for public/private partnerships.
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Diane Chadwick

Principal, Planning

Frank Domingo

Senior Project Manager, Transportation

Jim Paulmann

Vice President, Discipline Leader, Community Development (Planning)

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