policy planning

Our planners have hands-on experience crafting and implementing General Plans and Zoning Codes, and a range of targeted planning efforts that help guide communities in realizing their vision. We have experience leading projects and working collaboratively with transportation planners, engineers, and fiscal analysts to turn big picture ideas into real world solutions.

We provide comprehensive planning services including General Plan Updates, from the visioning process through crafting Elements of the General Plan. In the 5th Housing Element cycle (2015-2023), M-Group successfully completed or managed 8 certified Housing Elements throughout the Bay Area. Throughout the process we worked with many of the same clients from the 4th cycle (2009-2014), and implemented programs aimed at certifying the latest round of Housing Elements through our streamlined process.

Our experience crafting policy documents that set the grand vision for a city’s future enables us to prepare Precise, Area, and Specific Plans that are deeply rooted in each community’s hopes and goals. We couple our in-house capabilities and partner only with the best firms and professionals in the field to create documents and policies based on the highest-quality analyses and technical expertise.

We believe the critical path for a successful planning effort is to genuinely engage stakeholders and create tailored engagement strategies designed to be inclusive, interactive, and insightful.

Representative Projects

City of Belvedere - General Plan and Housing Element Update

City of Coalinga - Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Update

City of San Rafael - General Plan 10-Year Review and Housing Element Update

City of Sausalito - Housing Element Update and Zoning Ordinance Amendments

City of Sunnyvale - El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan and EIR

City of Mill Valley - Housing Element Update


Policy Planning Clients

  • City of Belvedere
  • City of Burlingame
  • City of Campbell
  • City of Coalinga
  • Town of Colma
  • City of Daly City
  • City of Foster City
  • City of Fremont
  • Town of Los Altos Hills
  • City of Mill Valley
  • City of Monte Sereno
  • City of Napa
  • City of Palo Alto
  • City of Petaluma
  • City of Redwood City
  • City of San Rafael
  • City of Santa Rosa
  • City of Sausalito
  • City of Soledad
  • City of Sonoma
  • City of Sunnyvale
  • City of Walnut Creek
  • Town of Woodside