Our Services

Master-Planned Community Development


The Nehemiah Company develops master-planned communities that are focused on people. We design safer, thriving neighborhoods that carefully and beautifully merge public pathways and private residences, and build parks and common spaces that foster pedestrian identity and minimize automobile impact.

Our development team is made of specialists in redevelopment law, public finance, engineering, strategic urban planning and community landscaping with extensive experience in single-family and multi-family construction management. We have a deep understanding of the public infrastructure needs, the financial aspects of those needs, the variety of economic development tools, and of how they all interconnect.

These unique skills, combined with our expertise to create distinct environments able to elicit an intense sense of place, makes us truly unique and attractive to our institutional partners and municipalities. We understand the challenges of choosing the right economic development strategy that will support short-term and long-term initiatives regarding sustainable growth and attracting additional investment. How we structure entitlements and public-private financing guarantees continual reaping of returns for a municipality for years after project completion. 

The Nehemiah Company’s Approach to Land Development

We believe that well-designed residential spaces with live/work and recreation options help a community keep pace with ever-changing demographics, employment, and social preferences. Thoughtful, human-centric design for the long-term sustainability of the infrastructure includes considerations for trails connectivity, innovative solutions for stormwater discharge, and the selection of plants used in the landscaping and their specific purpose. Everything in our master-planned communities is meticulously planned.

Our placemaking approach uses density to create strong, healthy neighborhoods interconnected to a well-appointed street grid and a diverse system of plazas, parks, trails, and open space. Blocks are shorter and built as a unified design, lots are narrower, have a standardized depth and setback, with the load shifted from the front to the alley behind the houses. The rear load brings the homes closer to the street, to face either a common area or a safer, walkable, and wider sidewalk with no curb cuts. This kind of design allows for lower front-yard maintenance, for lot variety, and for a wide range of households and living arrangements, thereby mitigating economic segmentation.

Let’s get started

Interested in working with The Nehemiah Company for your master-planned community development project? Reach out to our team here and let’s start planning.