Bruce G. Peshoff, JD

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Bruce G. Peshoff, JD, Principal

Concentrating on the integration of land use planning, law and economics, Bruce Peshoff understands the relationship between environmental and fiscal sustainability and development needs.  With 20 years of experience representing public and private clients, his approach blends consensus-building with a strong legal and technical foundation, ensuring that plans, strategies and ordinances reflect local values and are implementable and defensible.

Extensive data review, mapping and use of alternative scenarios and suitability analysis to support environmental and economic goals form the core of Bruce’s planning approach.  It is Bruce’s objective to ensure that clients have the information, tools and support they need to implement strategies following adoption of plans and regulations.

Bruce Peshoff has extensive practical planning and land use consulting experiences. Prior to establishing Planning Works, he was a founding Principal of a land use consulting firm absorbed into Planning Works; a project manager for the Freilich, Leitner & Carlisle Planning Group; and a principal planner/project manager for a regional (Great Lakes) planning consulting firm.  Mr. Peshoff’s public sector planning experience includes working in the Transportation and Current Planning divisions of a joint city/county planning department; as the chief environmental planner/investigator for a municipal law department and as the principal neighborhood planner for a NeighborWorks non-profit housing and economic development corporation.

Certifications & Education

  • American Planning Association - Planning and Law Division
  • American Bar Association
  • National Charrette Institute Certified Charrette Planner
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Juris Doctor, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Master of Arts, Urban Planning, University of Toledo
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Akron

Professional Development

  • Volunteer Editor, Planning Commissioner’s Journal, 2003-2005
  • Participant, Jackson County (MO) Economic Development Forum (Sponsored by Ingrams magazine), 2002
  • Author, with Robert H. Freilich, The Social Costs of Sprawl, THE URBAN LAWYER (Summer 1996)
  • Chair, APA Research and Policy Committee, Planning & Law Division, 1996-97
  • Guest Commentator, ‘Planning from the Right’ - Kansas City APA Newsletter, 1995-1996
  • Chair, APA Nominations Committee, Planning & Law Division, 1995-96
  • Author, with Roger W. Andersen, Architectural Barriers Legislation and the Range of Human Ability: Of Civil Rights, Missed Opportunities and Building Codes, 28 Williamette Law Review 525 (1992)
  • Past Member, Toledo Neighborhood Business and Economic Development Committee, 1988-1989
  • Author, with Roger W. Andersen, The 1988 Fair Housing Act Amendments, 35 The Practical Lawyer 79 (1989)
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