Creating Resilient Communities of Opportunity

Our people make the difference.

Our team of experienced professionals - certified land use planners, a licensed architect, economist, historic preservation planner and part-time municipal attorney and grant writer - are dedicated to providing award-winning service to our clients. We take the time to research your situation completely and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring you get the successful outcome you deserve. We're proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation. We are determined to work hard to earn our clients loyalty every day.

Our Professional Expertise

  • Over Forty (40) Comprehensive Plans in Colorado alone- from Green Mountain Falls to historic districts like Aspen, Colorado and to those dependent on one industry such as Platteville, Colorado.
  • Development Regulations for over thirty (30) communities including Zoning, Sign Codes, Subdivision, Historic Preservation and Design Review, Parking, PUD's and unified Land Development Codes.
  • Entitlement and design solution services for private landowners and developers.
  • Economic Renewal and fiscal impact analysis with proven results both here and abroad.
  • Civic Engagement and Facilitation Services including training.
  • Downtown Revitalization and Strategic Planning; Main Street certified consultants

Michael Davenport, AICP; AIA; GIS Specialist 

Michael (Mike) is a licensed architect & AICP certified planner, with extensive experience working for smaller communities throughout the Rocky Mountains. Mike ensures that planning matters are graphically portrayed.  In addition to hand-prepared graphics, Mike uses AutoCAD, Revit, GIS, Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign for all projects to ensure that work products are easy to understand and assimilate.

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Robert C. Haywood, Partner/Economist

Robert Haywood has engaged in a variety of economic development activities throughout the globe with a particular emphasis on diagnosing local economic conditions and discovering innovative ways to utilize local strengths and overcome local deficiencies.  After being awarded a MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School, Bob has been engaged in hands-on operations management of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, research, policy development, teaching, and consulting both here and abroad. 

Barbara Cole, President, and Founder

Barbara Cole is a community development specialist who is recognized throughout the Rocky Mountain region as a project specific facilitator and land use expert that has helped numerous small communities thrive, even in the toughest of economic times.  Barbara has an extensive background in economic revitalization, downtown development, land use planning, developing land use regulations, and community engagement. Barbara has a graduate degree from MIT, and is author of numerous books to assist communities undergoing change both in the States and abroad for national organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation and US Small Business Adminsiotration..

Ann Pitinga has over 20 years of experience in planning, economic development, statistical analysis, urban renewal, and grant administration.  A native Coloradoan, Ms. Pitinga brings a strong public sector commitment to Community Matters, Inc. (CMI).  Ann is experienced in writing municipal codes and ordinances, developing complicated municipal services projections for Cities as diverse as Fountain, and Aspen, Colorado of the negotiation and review of major development proposals and has served as a planning commissioner

Ann Pitinga, Attorney, Senior Associate