Press Release

E. J. Kim
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Ande Flower, AICP, MUP Joins EMC Planning Group as Principal Planner

January 2021—Monterey, CA.

EMC Planning Group is proud to announce Ande Flower has joined its team.

Mr. Flower has been working in the planning field since 2005. His professional experience includes project management in the municipal and private sectors. Ande is skilled in the analysis of complex development requests, ordinance updates, and the delivery of compelling presentations to Commissions, City Council, agencies, the business community, and residents. Prior to joining the company, Ande was principal planner for the cities of Monterey, CA and Lake Forest Park, WA where he gained extensive hands-on experience in processing review for mixed-use housing developments. In each City, reviews resulted in well-regarded design with evolved community support. While working with the City of Monterey, he created opportunities for affordable housing in Monterey with new Overlay districts, access to water through advocacy, and relationship-building with developers and community leaders. During his tenure at City of Lake Forest Park, he managed both long range and current planning activities to effectively encourage infill development proposals while respecting ecological habitat. In the private sector of Seattle (MAKERS), Ande spearheaded creation of objective design standards for Vancouver, WA.

About EMC Planning Group

EMC Planning Group, an award-winning environmental and land use planning consulting firm, has been providing services to public and private clients since 1978. The firm specializes in CEQA/NEPA compliance, biological resources assessment, cultural resources, archaeological resources, real estate land use feasibility design services, development entitlement processing, and preparation of planning and zoning documents.

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