HGA recognizes that each neighborhood is unique and different and deserves its own process of defining strengths and opportunities. The key to effective neighborhood planning and historic preservation is the public outreach process. Public meetings educate the public on the value of planning and historic preservation. It also provides opportunities to solicit input from the community regarding identification of local assets and issues, the most appropriate and feasible preservation techniques, and what features of the neighborhood are missing and which should be preserved. Working with the community, we are able to create strategies including implementation techniques and tools. Our firm has experience in establishing appropriate standards to regulate intensity of development, preservation of neighborhood character and effectively addressing a neighborhood’s needs.