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Places that Inspire


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Places that Inspire


Cities, towns, districts, and neighborhoods are the foundation of a more sustainable future.  

Our mission as urban planners and designers is to help communities create places that people love, places that inspire care and stewardship, places that will last.

Come visit us in historic Evanston, a first ring suburb of Chicago.

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Places that Last


Sustainability Services

Places that Last


Sustainability Services

Places that last respect natural systems, recognize local customs and character, treat all citizens equitably, and support local businesses and entrepreneurs.

We help create communities with choices – multiple transportation modes, a range of housing types, support for a variety of retail and services, and options for employment. Thinking of sustainability holistically, we understand the components that can forward your goals and be incorporated into the day-to-day workings of your village, town, city, or county. 

Our Services:

  • Sustainability Assessments
  • Code Assessments for Sustainability
  • LEED for Neighborhood Development Guidance
  • Star Communities Rating System Guidance

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Plans that become Places


Implementation Services

Plans that become Places


Implementation Services

Our goal is implementation of your community’s vision.

Plans, visions, and goals are the first steps to creating places that last. We specialize in the next steps: further definition of your goals and visions, recommendations for implementation, and development regulations that put plans into action. 

Our zoning recommendations and codes set clear expectations to ensure that each new investment is a step toward realizing your community’s vision. Whether that vision involves improving design, attracting investment, or preserving neighborhood character, we will create a code tailored to your community. 

Our Services:

  • Jurisdiction-Wide Zoning Regulations
  • Specific Area Codes for Downtowns, Transit Areas, Corridors, Neighborhoods, Districts
  • Zoning Assessments & Recommendations

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No Two Places are the Same


How We Work

No Two Places are the Same


How We Work

Intensive Surveying

We know that there is always more than one solution to every planning and design issue. Before we offer solutions, we need to have a complete understanding of the community.

A hallmark of our work is our in-depth surveying, research, and analysis methods.

Our intent is to build upon a community’s authentic character rather than trying to duplicate other places.

The Value of Metrics

Each community is unique, but there are patterns everywhere in elements like the size of a block or the width of a sidewalk. Metrics that have been tested over time can become standards that help a community reach its goals  more quickly. We believe in the value of metrics and study those we see in the field and those identified through national research for applicability within our codes where appropriate.

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Contact Us


Leslie Oberholtzer, AICP, RLA, LEED AP
leslie(at)codametrics(dot)com
773.680.7130

Contact Us


Leslie Oberholtzer, AICP, RLA, LEED AP
leslie(at)codametrics(dot)com
773.680.7130